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Kat Dennings (born Katherine Litwack; June 13, 1986) is an American actress.
Dennings, the daughter of Ellie Litwack, a poet, was born to a Jewish family in the Bryn Mawr/Wynnewood area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was raised. She has an older brother, Geoffrey Litwack. Dennings was home schooled. She moved with her family to Los Angeles, California around 2002 so that she could act full time. Her parents initially considered her idea of pursuing an acting career "the worst idea ever," Dennings told Interview magazine in 2007. Read Full Bio >>
Dennings began her career in 2000 on the HBO cable television series Sex and the City, in the episode "Hot Child in the City", where she played a 13-year-old girl who hired Samantha to handle publicity for her bat mitzvah. She was then cast as Bob Saget's daughter on the short-lived TV series, Raising Dad. Since then, she has appeared in a number of television shows and movies, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), playing Catherine Keener's daughter, and the Hilary Duff film, Raise Your Voice (2004). Dennings also appeared as the character "Zoe" on several episodes of ER in 2005 and 2006, and was a guest star on CSI:NY, playing Sarah Endecott in the 2005 episode "Manhattan Manhunt". Dennings appeared in the film Big Momma's House 2 (2006), starring Martin Lawrence. She starred in Charlie Bartlett (2007), the story of a rich kid, played by Anton Yelchin, who acts as a psychiatrist for his new public high school. Dennings played Susan Gardner, Bartlett's love interest, and the daughter of the school's principal, played by Robert Downey, Jr..
In 2008, Dennings will star with Michael Cera, of Superbad and Juno, in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. A teen romance, the film is based on a novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan and will be released on October 3, 2008.
Dennings keeps a series of video blogs on YouTube. She has also been writing her own personal blog since February 2002. She is a self-proclaimed lover of baby animals, Shōjo manga, and cheese. She is an avid reader and is friends with author Andrea Seigel. She is also a huge Steve Martin fan. Her brother Geoffrey writes a blog. In 2005, Dennings dated Ira Wood (brother of Evan Rachel Wood), whom she brought to the world premiere of The 40-Year-Old Virgin. In 2007, she began seeing Criminal Minds star Matthew Gray Gubler. << Less Bio
|2012||Crystal Reel Awards||Best Actress||Day One (2012).||Won|
|2009||MTV Movie Awards||Breakthrough Performance Female||Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).||Nominated|
|2009||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance||Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).||Nominated|
|2008||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical||Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008).||Nominated|
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