Nasim Pedrad (Persian: نسیم پدراد) is an American actress, writer, and comedian. She had her breakthrough role as a cast member in the NBC sketch variety series Saturday Night Live (2009–2014). She later went on to star in the Fox sitcoms Mulaney (2014–2015) and New Girl (2015–2018), the Fox horror comedy series Scream Queens (2015), and the TBS science fiction comedy series People of Earth (2017). Pedrad also created, produces, and stars in the TBS sitcom Chad (2021–present). In film, Pedrad appeared in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached (2011), the animated fantasy The Lorax (2012), the animated comedy Despicable Me 2 (2013), the horror comedy Cooties (2014), the musical fantasy Aladdin (2019), and the comedy Desperados (2020).