Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, actress Kat Dennings broke into television before she could drive, landing a one-off appearance on Sex and the City. She continued to work steadily on the small screen in a variety of shows including Raising Dad, Less Than Perfect, and Without a Trace. While still a teenager, Dennings landed a role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as well as a supporting turn in the independent drama Down in the Valley. She had a recurring role on ER as Zoe Butler, and continued her work on the big screen with a supporting turn in the high-school comedy Charlie Bartlett. She had a part in the 2008 Anna Farris comedy The House Bunny, and starred opposite Michael Cera in the 2009 romantic comedy Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. She played Caroline Wexler in the 2010 adaptation of Daydream Nation, and was cast in the 2011 blockbuster Thor (she also appeared in the 2013 sequel, Thor: The Dark World). That same year she enjoyed success on the small-screen with the hit CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls.
Biography by Perry Seibert
- Was home-schooled by her mother, a poet and speech therapist.
- After appearing in commercials, made her TV debut in a 2000 episode of Sex and the City, playing a rich (and bratty) 13-year-old client of Samantha's.
- Played Bob Saget's daughter in the 2001-02 WB series Raising Dad.
- Had a recurring role in ER and guest roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: New York, Without a Trace and Less Than Perfect.
- Prior to her starring film roles, had supporting roles in the hits The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Big Momma's House 2.