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Kat Dennings          

Actress, Co-star of "2 Broke Girls"

Emerging with a role in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, Dennings has since appeared in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Big Momma's House 2, Charlie Bartlett, Raise Your Voice, The House Bunny, Defendor, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and Thor.

Dennings began her career in commercials at the age of 10.Her first acting job was an ad for potato chips.Dennings made her professional debut with an appearance on HBO's Sex and the City in 2000, in the episode "Hot Child in the City", playing an obnoxious 13-year-old who hires Samantha to handle publicity for her bat mitzvah.

She then starred on the short-lived series Raising Dad from 20012002, as Sarah, a 15-year-old raised by her widowed father (Bob Saget), with a pre-teen sister (Brie Larson). In 2002, Dennings appeared in The Scream Team, a Disney Channel movie, as a teenager who stumbles into a group of ghosts. She was cast for a five episode run on The WB's Everwood, but the role was recast with 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 20052006 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 began starring in 2 Broke Girls in 2011, a CBS television sitcom written and produced by Michael Patrick King and comedian Whitney Cummings. The comedy follows the lives of two underemployed girls. Beth Behrs co-stars as a Manhattan heiress who lost her inheritance, while Dennings plays a tough outspoken girl from Brooklyn. Dennings liked the idea of reaching a wider audience with her work, so she accepted the role on the network sitcom.CBS renewed the series for a third season in 2013.

Dennings with her 2 Broke Girls co-star Beth Behrs at the 38th People's Choice Awards in January 2012. Dennings starred in Renee in 2012, with Chad Michael Murray and Rupert Friend.

She played Renee Yohe, a Florida teenager who struggled with substance abuse and self-injury, and who inspired the founding of the nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms. The film began production in Orlando, Florida in February 2011.

Dennings will also star in the drama film Lives of the Saints, alongside Meg Ryan, 50 Cent, John Lithgow, and Joe Anderson. Written and directed by Chris Rossi, the film was scheduled to begin shooting in Los Angeles in November 2010.

In August 2012, it was reported that Dennings would reprise her role as Darcy Lewis in Thor: The Dark World. In February 2013, she introduced The Black Keys at the 55th Grammy Awards.

In April 2013, Dennings appeared in a music video for the Hanson single, "Get the Girl Back", alongside Nikki Reed. The actresses are close friends and are both fans of the pop group.

Dennings has been blogging since January 2001, and later transitioned into video blogging on YouTube.

She enjoys reading and is a friend of author Andrea Seigel. Dennings stated to The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles that Judaism "is an important part of my history, but, as a whole, religion is not a part of my life". The article went on to say that she considers herself more ethnically and culturally affiliated than religiously so.

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".

Later, in an interview with Daydream Nation co-star Josh Lucas and interviewer David Poland, Dennings admitted to having a boyfriend. As of November 2011, she lives in an apartment in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley.

In December 2011, Dennings began dating 2 Broke Girls recurring actor Nick Zano

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