Pam Poovey is…there’s no gentle way to put this…a freaking rock monster! Voiced by Amber Nash, Pam is big and brash and bold and a boulder. She’s the muscle of the crew and always ready to get her knuckles dirty, or dirtier to be exact, as we have already established her knuckles are indeed rocks.
Nash grew up in Lilburn, a small suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, with her parents and older sister. Nash attended Georgia State University where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. After college, Nash worked for the State of Georgia at a Wilderness Camp for troubled teens. After discovering improv, Nash quit her job as a counselor to follow her dream of becoming a full time performer. Nash began performing improv shows regularly at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta and went on to become their Education Director and joined the company's ensemble in 2004. Nash's first taste of voiceover work was doing local radio spots.
Her first role in animation was working on Frisky Dingo for Adult Swim where she provided the voice for one of the main character's “Val,” as well as many other secondary characters. She was lucky to continue to work with Adam Reed and Matt Thompson on their next project and was cast as “Pam “ on Archer. She quickly became a fan favorite and has been referred to as the "real hero of Archer.” The series has been honored with two Primetime Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Animated Program, a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series and a Gold Derby TV Award.
Continuing her success in voiceover work, Nash has had guest roles on Cartoon Network’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies. In addition, Nash has also explored a new medium with a role in the highly-acclaimed web series Hart of America, a performance which earned her an Indie Series Award nomination for Best Actress in Comedy. Nash’s fan base continues to grow as she expands her repertoire with new and exciting projects.
Nash has stayed busy over the years creating, directing and starring in many successful improv formats. She has performed in thousands of shows and toured all over the United States, Canada and Europe teaching and performing. She has also worked with Second City in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre. Nash and husband, Kevin Gillese, have created a production company that produces several projects starring Nash, including Hart of America, a short film with adults with special needs called That Was Awesome and a pilot for a travel show.
Outside of acting, Nash loves to travel with her husband. She also has many ongoing interior decorating/design projects and is currently restoring an old camper with her father. Nash proudly sits on the board of directors of Project Chimps, a sanctuary for retired research chimps. She is the proud owner of a brindle pitbull mix named Carol and regularly donates to Paws Atlanta.