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Kat Dennings Biography
- Kat Dennings was born Katherine Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Gerald and Ellen Litwack. She is the youngest of five children. Kat was predominantly home-schooled, graduating at the age of 14. Her family subsequently moved to Los Angeles, California to support Kat acting full-time. After work doing commercials, she began work in television, starting with a role on HBOs "Sex and the City" (1998), following up with roles on "Raising Dad" (2001), The Scream Team (2002) , "Everwood" (2002), "Without a Trace" (2002) and "ER" (1994), among others. Kat made the move to the big screen with supporting roles in Raise Your Voice (2004), The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) and Big Mommas House 2 (2006). She later achieved a level of fame with roles in The House Bunny (2008) and Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist (2008). Kat continues to act in feature films and is an avid video blogger.
Kat Dennings Filmography
- (2013) The 55th Annual Grammy Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (2013) Thor: The Dark World as Darcy Lewis
- (2012) 2012 Writers Guild Awards as Herself - Presenter
- (2012) People's Choice Awards 2012 as Herself
- (2012) Renee as Renee Yohe
- (2012) The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards as Herself
- (2012) The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards as Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- (2011) 2 Broke Girls as Max Black
- (2011) Thor as Darcy Lewis
- (2010) Conan as Herself
- (2010) Daydream Nation as Caroline Wexler
- (2010) The Talk as Herself - Guest
- (2009) Arlen Faber as Dahlia
- (2009) Defendor as Katerina Debrofkowitz
- (2009) End Zone as Myna
- (2009) Hello! Hollywood as Herself
- (2009) Shorts as Stacey Thompson
- (2008) Charlie Bartlett: Restroom Confessional as Herself
- (2008) Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist as Norah
- (2008) The House Bunny as Mona
- (2007) Charlie Bartlett as Susan Gardner
- (2007) Chelsea Lately as Herself - Guest
- (2007) Up Close with Carrie Keagan as Herself
- (2006) Big Momma's House 2 as Molly
- (2006) Wanderlust as Lila
- (2005) American Dad! as Female Juror (voice)
- (2005) American Dad! as Tanqueray
- (2005) Down in the Valley as April
- (2005) Dreamland as Jennifer
- (2005) London as Lilly
- (2005) Made in Hollywood as Herself
- (2005) Robot Chicken as Shana 'Scarlett' O'Hara/Gloria Baker/Katie/Evie Ethel Garland (voice)
- (2005) The 40 Year Old Virgin as Marla
- (2005) The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Herself
- (2004) Clubhouse as Angela
- (2004) CSI: NY as Sarah Endecott
- (2004) Raise Your Voice as Sloane
- (2004) Sudbury as Antonia Owens
- (2003) Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Herself - Guest
- (2003) The Snobs as Isabel
- (2002) Last Call with Carson Daly as Herself
- (2002) Less Than Perfect as Kaitlin
- (2002) The Scream Team as Claire Carlyle
- (2002) Without a Trace as Jennifer Norton
- (2001) Raising Dad as Sarah Stewart
- (2000) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Missy Wilson
- (1998) Sex and the City as Jenny Brier
- (1994) ER as Zoe Butler
- (1993) Late Show with David Letterman as Herself - Guest
Kat Dennings Trivia and Facts
- Kat, who portrays Bob Saget s oldest daughter on "Raising Dad" (2001) , was born on the same day and in the same year (June 13th, 1986) as Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen , who portrayed Sagets youngest daughter on "Full House" (1987).
- Was originally cast as Laynie Hart on "Everwood" (2002) , but the role was recast for unknown reasons. It later went to Nora Zehetner.
- Most of the characters she plays tend to be "rebellious daughters" around 15 or 16.
- Ranked #55 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "Future Stars of Tomorrow".
- Took piano lessons for her role as Sloane in Raise Your Voice (2004).
- She is near-sighted.
- Youngest of five children. Father is a molecular pharmacologist. Mother is a poet and speech therapist. Both are Jewish.
- Of her family members, she has a mother named Ellie, a father named Gerald, a brother named Geoffrey, and a sister named Debbie.
- She suffers from arachnophobia, fear of spiders.
- Her favorite musicians are 50 Cent , Aerosmith , Air , Aretha Franklin , Beck , Ben Folds Five , Blue Man Group , Blur , Coldplay , David Bowie , Donovan , Eminem , Édith Piaf , Fatboy Slim , Frou Frou , Gorillaz , Hanson , Heart , Incubus , Janis Joplin , Jimi Hendrix , N.E.R.D. , Nick Drake , Nina Simone , No Doubt , Outkast , Phantom Planet , Queen , R.E.M. , Rooney , Run-D.M.C. , Steppenwolf , Steve Miller Band , The Beatles , The Beastie Boys , The Cars , The Clash , The Doors , The Getaway People , The Hives , The Modern Lovers, The Rolling Stones , The Smashing Pumpkins , The Zombies , Thistle, Tom Jones , Tracy Chapman , Weezer , Wheatus , Zero 7 , and whoever sings the hamster dance song.
- Her favorite TV Shows: "Smallville" (2001) , "South Park" (1997) , "The Osbournes" (2002) , "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992) , "Roswell" (1999) , "Dawsons Creek" (1998) , "Neighbours" (1985) , "That 70s Show" (1998) , "The Simpsons" (1989).
- Her favorite designers are Roland Mouret , Zac Posen , Rochas.
- Is good friend of Evan Rachel Wood.
- She collects old books and is a voracious reader.
- Ranked #16 in Peoples "25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25" list in 2011.
- Voted #30 on Ask mens top 99 most desirable women of 2012.
- Was voted #97 on Maxims Hot 100 List of the Worlds Most Beautiful Women, 2012.
- Is best friends with her "2 Broke Girls" (2011) co-star, Beth Behrs.
- Named as one of the "most desirable" famous women for 2013 in Askmens list of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women.
Kat Dennings Quotes
- Theres nothing else I would rather do, unless there was a profession that involved cuddling bunny rabbits and kittens all day for money.
- Ive basically made a career out of my imagination. I feel very lucky.
- I think its an important movie for teenagers to see. There was a time when I thought I was crazy but really I was just a teenager. Its important to realize youre not the only person going through it (On Charlie Bartlett (2007) ).
- Ive had people tell me to get Mystic Tan, blonde highlights, choppy haircuts, but Ive made a conscious decision not to cave.
- I dont take crap from anyone, so that makes people think Im rebellious. Im not. Im just not a pushover.
Kat Dennings Photoshoots
- "Maxim" (USA), October 2012, pg. 59, by: Steve Granitz, "The Sexiest Women on TV: Kat Dennings"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2011, Iss. 66, pg. 20-23, "Comic Strips: Thor Kat Dennings"
Kat Dennings Trademarks
- Dark lipstick and pale skin
- Often plays rebellious characters with a sarcastic sense of humor
- Deadpan Delivery
- Full, pouty lips
- Curvaceous, busty figure
- Husky, sultry voice