Katherine Litwack (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; June 13, 1986), better known as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. She is most famous for her roles as Darcy Lewis in the Marvel franchise and Max Black in the CBS 2 comedy series Broke Girls.
Early Life of Kat Dennings:
To a Jewish family, Dennings was born and raised in the Bryn Mawr census tract, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Ellie Judith Litwack, is a poet and speech therapist, and his father, Gerald J. Litwack, is a molecular pharmacologist and professor in the Department of Basic Sciences at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is the youngest of five siblings, including an older brother, Geoffrey S. Litwack.
She was homeschooled; and she only enrolled in a traditional school for half a day, at Friends’ Central School she Graduated from school early, at the age of 14. She moved with her family to Los Angeles, California in 2002 so that she could act full time. She adopted the Dennings surname as her stage name during this time. Dennings indicated in Interview magazine in 2007 that her parents initially viewed her idea of starting an acting career as “the worst possible idea.”
Personal Life of Kat Dennings:
At the beginning of 2011, she began a relationship with fellow actor Nick Zano, who played Johnny, a recurring character on the series 2 Broke Girls, in which Dennings was the protagonist. They broke up in early 2014. Later, she dated famous Grammy-nominated singer Josh Groban from 2014 to 2016. . In early 2021 she started a relationship with the rock singer-songwriter.
Dennings began his acting career in 2000 working on an episode of the HBO series Sex in New York, before beginning to act in the series Raising Dad, which aired on Little time. Since then, she has appeared in several films and television series, including Hilary Duff’s film The 40-year-old Virgin, Raise Your Voice (2004), and also worked on Big Momma’s House 2 as a troubled teenager.
Her fame grew when she landed a role in the Marvel superhero movie Thor (2011). She also appeared in its sequel, Thor: The Dark World, released in 2013. Between 2011 and 2017 she starred alongside Beth Behrs in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.