“Detective Sergeant Poovey,” voiced by Amber Nash, is the partner and occasional muscle for the crooked cop Figgis. A tough exterior hides a kind heart that persuades Poovey to go easy on Archer, even at the risk of incurring the wrath of Figgis. All Poovey really wants is to settle down with a nice wife (wives) and have a couple (twelve) kids.
A native of Atlanta, Nash graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Psychology. After graduating, she worked at an outdoor therapeutic program for a few years, living with teens who had emotional and behavioral challenges. During this time, she started taking improv classes and performed regularly at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, where she still performs, directs and teaches to this day. She is a current member of Laughing Matters and performs on stage in Atlanta year round. She has also worked with Push Push Theatre and The Center for Puppetry Arts. Nash was also involved with the world-renowned improv groups Improv Olympic (iO) and Second City in Chicago.
Nash got her start doing animated voice work on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim TV series Frisky Dingo, voicing the roles of “Val,” “Hooker,” and a variety of others. Producers and writers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson gave Nash her voice career start and continue to be friends and mentors to this day. Her work on Frisky Dingo led to Nash being cast in the series regular role of “Poovey” on Archer. Nash was also very honored when asked to voice a character in the 100th episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force for the role of “Tabitha.”
In addition to her voice career, Nash regularly tours the U.S., Canada and Europe improvising, studying and teaching. She has worked with Second City, performing at the Alliance Theatre and on Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is a regular in online sketches for Dad’s Garage TV and recently produced and starred in the award winning web series Hart of America. Nash has extensive stage experience, having performed in BRAWL, an improvised wrestling show, Clash Titan Clash!, Drove, Fingertips, Invasion: Our Town and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Between seasons of Archer, Nash continues to perform in live productions, travel, participate in panels and appearances, and tweet, in character, as “Pam” from Archer at @pamsgossiptrain or as herself @ambercnash.