An actress from right here in northeast Ohio is becoming a familiar face across the country.

Erin Barnes stars in the new Wendy's commercial.

Born and raised in the Cleveland area, she's now living in Los Angeles to pursue her acting dreams.

But she's back in town to visit, so we wanted to get the scoop about what it takes to act your way to Hollywood.

She joined Jim on WKYC News at 7 to teach him a thing or two about making commercials and the secrets to eating gracefully in front of millions of people.