Way before Nick played Amy’s boss, the two met as struggling actor-types in Chicago. In a recent interview Nick described the first time they met:
We each had a mutual friend living together in a house and met at a party there. I was engaged in a production of A Clockwork Orange at Steppenwolf at the time and, in a nutshell, I looked like a droog. I looked really scary with a big beard and my hair was dyed orange. Amy hasn’t changed a great deal since then, so she was a very charismatic firecracker and I was immediately taken with what a great point guard she could make. And I think she thought that I was really scary.