|Born:||June 13, 1986|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight:||140 lb (64 kg)|
Kat Dennings (born June 13, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. Emerging with a role in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, Dennings has appeared in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Big Momma's House 2, Charlie Bartlett, Raise Your Voice, The House Bunny, Defendor and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. She is best known for her co-starring role in the sitcom 2 Broke Girls.
Dennings was home schooled; her only enrollment at a traditional school was for a half-day at Friends' Central School. She graduated from high school early, at the age of 14. She moved with her family to Los Angeles, California around 2002 so that she could act full time. She adopted the name Dennings as her professional name when she was younger. According to Dennings, as stated in Interview magazine in 2007, her parents initially considered her idea of pursuing an acting career to be "the worst idea ever".
Dennings began her career in commercials as a child; her first acting job was an ad for potato chips. She broke into television with an appearance on HBO's Sex and the City in 2000. She played a 13-year-old who hires Samantha to handle publicity for her bat mitzvah in "Hot Child in the City". Dennings then starred on the short-lived series Raising Dad from 2001–2002 as Sarah, a 15-year-old raised by her widowed father (Bob Saget), with a pre-teen sister (Brie Larson). In 2002, Dennings played a teenager that stumbles into a group of ghosts on The Scream Team, a Disney Channel movie, and was cast for a 5 episode run on The WB's Everwood. Her role on Everwood was recast however, going to Nora Zehetner.
Dennings continued working in television, guest-starring on Without a Trace, as a teen whose boyfriend goes missing, and on Less Than Perfect, in 2003. She was cast in a pilot for CBS, "Sudbury", about a family of modern-day witches, based on the 1998 film Practical Magic, but the series wasn't picked up. Dennings had a recurring role on ER from 2005-2006 as Zoe Butler, and guest-starred on CSI: NY as Sarah Endecott, in the episode "Manhattan Manhunt", in 2005.
Dennings made her feature film debut in Hilary Duff's Raise Your Voice in 2004, as Sloane, a somber piano student. In 2005, she landed supporting roles in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as Catherine Keener's daughter, and in Down in the Valley. She played a rebellious teenager in Big Momma's House 2, starring Martin Lawrence, in 2006.
Dennings starred in Charlie Bartlett in 2008, the story of a wealthy teenager (Anton Yelchin), who acts as a psychiatrist for his new public high school. She played Susan Gardner, Bartlett's love interest, and the daughter of the school's principal (Robert Downey, Jr.). Dennings appeared in The House Bunny that year, as a Mona, a pierced feminist sorority girl. She also starred in the teen|romance, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, with Michael Cera. Dennings played Norah Silverberg, the daughter of a famous record producer, and was nominated for the International Press Academy's Satellite Award for Satellite Award for Best Actress for the performance. In September 2008, Dennings hoped to make Don DeLillo's novel, End Zone into a film. Actors Sam Rockwell and Josh Hartnett were involved, but the project was not greenlit because of its controversial subject matter of nuclear war.
In 2009, Dennings appeared in The Answer Man, a story about a celebrity author whose manifestos become a sort of new Bible. She also co-starred in the Robert Rodriguez-directed dark children's film, Shorts, that year. She played the protagonist Toe (Jimmy Bennett)'s teenage older sister, Stacey Thompson. Dennings and other rising stars were featured in the August 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, re-enacting scenes from famous Depression-era films, hers being Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). Dennings was cast in the romantic comedy Liars (A to E) in 2009. The Richard Linklater-directed project was cancelled however, due to cut backs at Miramax Films by the studio's parent company, Disney.
Dennings appeared in the superhero film Defendor in 2010, starring Woody Harrelson and Sandra Oh, playing a crack-addicted prostitute. She started shooting Daydream Nation in Vancouver in early 2010, written and directed by Michael Golbach. She stars in the independent feature as a girl caught in a love triangle with her high school teacher (Josh Lucas) and a teenage drug dealer (Reece Thompson), after moving to a strange rural town.
Dennings joined the cast of the Marvel Studios film Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, which went into production in January 2010. She plays Darcy, who works with Natalie Portman's character, Jane Foster. As of April 2010, Dennings was filming for 6 weeks in New Mexico. Dennings appeared in a music video for "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)", a single by Austin, Texas-based musician Bob Schneider in May 2010. Robert Rodriguez directed the video, filmed in various locations around Austin. She will star in the drama Lives of the Saints, alongside Meg Ryan, 50 Cent, John Lithgow and Joe Anderson. Written and directed by Chris Rossi, the film will begin shooting in Los Angeles in November 2010.
Since 2011, Dennings has starred as streetwise waitress Max Black in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. The series is known for its risque humor, with reference often being made to Max's voluptuous figure. Concurrent with her appearance in 2 Broke Girls, she appeared in Thor: The Dark World and co-hosted the 2014 People's Choice Awards.
Dennings has been blogging since January 2001, and later transitioned into video blogging on YouTube. She is an avid reader and is friends with author Andrea Seigel. In December 2008, Dennings told BlackBook magazine, "I don’t drink and I don’t smoke and I don’t like being around people who do."
In an interview with The Times in January 2009, Dennings stated, “I don’t have a boyfriend. I have friends, girl friends, great friends. We just hang out in other’s places and have one-on-one bonding time.” Recently in an interview with Daydream Nation co-star Josh Lucas and interviewer David Poland, Dennings admitted to having a boyfriend.
Although she has yet to appear topless in a professional production or photoshoot, in the early 2010s Dennings was one of several celebrities who saw personal photos leaked to the internet, in her case several topless shots. Her lawyers later confirmed in media that the photographs were of the actress, who otherwise shrugged off the incident.
Awards and nominations
- 2008 Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, nomination for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
- 2009 MTV Movie Awards – Breakthrough Performance Female, nomination for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
- 2009 Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance, nomination for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
|2000||Sex and the City||Jenny Brier||TV series, in the episode "Hot Child in the City"|
|2001–2002||Raising Dad||Sarah Stewart||TV series|
|2002||The Scream Team||Claire Carlyle||TV movie|
|2003||The Snobs||TV movie|
|Without a Trace||Jennifer Norton||TV series, in the episode "Our Sons and Daughters"|
|Less Than Perfect||Kaitlin||TV series, in the episode "The Girl Next Door"|
|2004||Sudbury||Antonia Owens||TV pilot|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Missy Wilson||TV series, in the episode "Early Rollout"|
|Raise Your Voice||Sloane|
|2005||Down in the Valley||April|
|The 40-Year-Old Virgin||Marla|
|CSI: NY||Sarah Endecott||TV series, in the episode "Manhattan Manhunt"|
|ER||Zoe Butler||TV series, 5 episodes in season 12|
|2006||Big Momma's House 2||Molly|
|2008||Charlie Bartlett||Susan Gardner|
|The House Bunny||Mona|
|Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist||Norah Silverberg|
|2009||The Answer Man||Dahlia|
|American Dad!||Tanqueray||TV series, in the episode "G-String Circus"|
|2010||Daydream Nation||Caroline Wexler|
Big tit movies / pictures of Kat Dennings
- Mr Skin Kat Dennings (celebrity movies and pictures)
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- McNary, Dave (January 7, 2010). "Dennings caught in 'Daydream'". Variety. Retrieved on January 10, 2010.
- "EXCLUSIVE: Kat Dennings Speaks Out on Thor, Daydream Nation and Her Possible Directorial Debut". MovieWeb. April 7, 2010. Retrieved on April 11, 2010.
- McNary, Dave (November 24, 2009). "Kat Dennings joins 'Thor' cast". Variety. Retrieved on November 25, 2009.
- Kim, Brandon (May 4, 2010). "Exclusive Robert Rodriguez Music Video Premiere". Independent Film Channel. Retrieved on May 6, 2010
- McClintock, Pamela (October 20, 2010). "Actors set for 'Saints'". Variety. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
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- Carroll, Larry (June 1, 2009). "Miley Cyrus? 'Mamma Mia's' Amanda Seyfried? Who Will Win Female Breakthrough Performance?". MTV. Retrieved on June 7, 2009.
- Heldman, Breanne L. (July 8, 2009). "Shocker! Twilight Leads Teen Choice Noms". E! Online. Retrieved on November 2, 2010.