Archer’s loyal sidekick and co-pilot is the rough and ready (for really just about anything), Pam Poovey, voiced by Amber Nash. She and Archer have gotten into (and barely back out of) various scrapes and jams all over the globe. Trust me, when the chips are down and everything seems lost, you’re going to want Pam (with her giant muscles and huge machine gun) on your side.
A native of Lilburn, Georgia, Nash graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Psychology. It was during her time as a student that Nash, seeking a creative outlet, went to see her first improv show. She signed up for classes that very night. After graduating, she worked at an outdoor therapeutic program with teens who had emotional and behavioral challenges. After a few years, Nash left her position to become an actor full-time. She performed regularly at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, where she served as Education Director and 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, and was 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 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 “Pam” on Archer. She 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. She also teamed up with Dad’s Garage and a group of performers with special needs on the short film That Was Awesome. 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. She currently resides in Atlanta with her husband Kevin Gillese and their brindle pitbull mix named Carol.