After her sophomore year, she began acting in theater in downtown Chicago. During her junior year, she was keeping a full-time class load and performing in eight shows per week, which was very difficult. The dean advised her to drop out of Northwestern because she was doing what she wanted to do by acting in theater. Mulally took the dean's advice.
Where did the name Nancy and Beth come from? Nick, Stephanie and I had sat around at dinner one night and bounced around a bunch of band names and none of them seemed exactly right, but I wrote them all down. For some reason it just seemed like the perfect name. I stuck it in the middle of the list without any comment. That would be a good way of describing our entire vibe together. We have a real synchronous sort of affinity for each other. On the album cover, the both of you are naked.