Unraveling Facts About Roles That Shot Kat Dennings To Fame and Her Interesting Love Life

Kat Dennings is an American actress who kickstarted her career as a child and has grown to become a popular face on TV. She is mostly known for the character she played on the sitcom 2 Broke Girls. Over the years, she has been nominated for awards and has become a fan favorite.

But Dennings is not just a workaholic actress who loves being onscreen; she has also led an interesting romantic life. During her time in the spotlight, she has dated several superstars and as such, her love life has certainly piqued the interest of her fans.

‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ Earned Kat Dennings Her First Award Nominations

Kat Dennings found out early that she loved acting and by the time she was just 10 years old, she had already kickstarted her career in commercials. Eventually, in 2000 when she was about 14 years old, she made her first appearance onscreen as an actress with an appearance in the TV series, Sex and the City playing Jenny Brier.

She went on to star in other movies and TV shows in the early 2000s before getting her big break in 2008 when she was cast to star in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, an American romantic comedy-drama film. The movie shot Dennings to the spotlight projecting her as a young and very talented actress on the rise to immense stardom.

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Michael Cera and Kat Dennings in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist was released on September 6, 2008, at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival to generally positive reviews from critics. It received several award nominations and raked in $33.5 million from a budget of just $10 million. It also became popular with young people around America.

In Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Dennings played the role of Norah Silverberg, the teenage daughter of a wealthy record producer who shares Nick’s passion for music. Her role earned her well-deserved praise; USA Today called her smart, likable, and funny’ and also described her as the ‘revelation’ of the movie. The role also earned her first award nominations. She was nominated for the International Press Academy’s Satellite Award for Best Actress for the performance. She also scored a nomination for MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance.

She Became A Household Name With ‘2 Broke Girls’

After her landmark performance in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Kat Dennings banked on her growing popularity to land other roles. She got tongues wagging with her portrayal of Dahlia in The Answer Man, an American romantic comedy film which told the tale of a celebrity author whose manifestos become some kind of new Bible. The next year, she portrayed Caroline Wexler, a girl who gets caught in a love triangle with her high school teacher and a teenage drug dealer, in Daydream Nation.

However, it was in 2011 that Kat Dennings scored one of the biggest roles in her career when she was cast to star in the CBS sitcom, 2 Broke Girls. Dennings played the main role of Max Black in the sitcom, winning the admiration of fans and critics in the process. 2 Broke Girls became very popular among fans and put Dennings in front of a much wider audience than she has ever had prior to that time.

Kat Dennings (R) and Beth Behrs in 2 Broke Girls (2011)

2 Broke Girls attracted millions of viewers. In fact, during its premiere in 2011, it attracted 19.4 million viewers, earning the highest rating for a fall premiere of a comedy series since Fall 2001. The show also got awards and nominations while it aired. In fact, It was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards, winning one.

The popularity of the show made Kat Dennings very popular, especially among young people. The series saw Dennings playing one of a pair of girls who are grossly employed and are constantly finding ways to raise money to start a cupcake business. The show received mixed reviews from critics, but Dennings’ work was hailed in some parts especially for her undeniable chemistry with her onscreen partner, Beth Behrs.

How She Proved Her Versatility In The ‘Thor’ Movies

In 2011, the same year, she scored her role in 2 Broke Girls, Kat Dennings landed another important role when she was cast to star in Thor, an American superhero film. She was cast as Darcy Lewis, an assistant to Jane Foster – a character played by Natalie Portman.

Thor was released to great critical reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes calling it ‘a dazzling blockbuster’. It won awards and was a commercial success, grossing an amazing $449.3 million at the box office. Thor became very popular with superhero movie fans.

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Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings in Thor (2011)

In 2013, Kat Dennings reprised her role as Darcy Lewis in Thor: The Dark World, the sequel to Thor. The movie was released on October 22, 2013, and received enormous praise for its visual effects and performances. Thor: The Dark World was an even bigger commercial success than Thor, grossing an incredible $644.8 million at the box office.

Kat Dennings’ performance as Darcy Lewis in the two Thor movies projected her as a versatile actress who can hold her own whether in a superhero movie or in an old-fashioned odd couple sitcom like 2 Broke Girls.

The Actress’ Love Life Has Been A Source of Interest To Her Fans

Beyond her career, the American actress has also made headlines for her relationships. Though Kat Dennings keeps a low profile with her relationships, her love life has not been exempt from the media attention that a relationship between famous people attracts. Over the years, Kat Dennings has dated several industry heavyweights, some of which include Tom Hiddleston and Ryan Gosling among others.

Dennings And Josh Groban Made Headlines With Their Romance

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Kat Dennings and Josh Groban

Kat Dennings had a very publicized relationship with Josh Groban – an American singer, songwriter, and actor who is respected for his art around the world.

Dennings first began admiring Groban long before she actually met him in person. She followed him on social media before she was eventually introduced to Groban by her 2 Broke Girls co-star, Beth Behrs.

Kat Dennings and Josh Groban got attracted to each other and started dating in 2014, later making their first public appearance together when they stepped out on October 11 that year at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills. Dennings often gushed about how sweet Groban was and how talented he was; it appeared that they were going to live forever as a couple.

However, this was not to be because nearly two years after they started dating, they broke up in 2016. E! reported that the breakup was mutual and that the couple still cared for each other but they just realized that it was not time for them as a couple.

Before Josh Groban, There Was Nick Zano

Kat Dennings and Nick Zano

Before she got together with Josh Groban, Kat Dennings was in love with American actor, Nick Zano. Interestingly, Zano starred in 2 Broke Girls in which he played a graffiti artist who regularly flirted with Dennings’ character, Max. Their chemistry onscreen crossed over to real-life and they started dating.

They started dating in 2011 and made their romance public when they went out publicly during the L.A. Lakers vs. Houston Rockets basketball game and were all over each other with affection.

However, their romance did not last forever as they decided to go their separate ways in 2014.

The American Actress Dated Tom Hiddleston In 2010

Kat Dennings and Tom Hiddleston

In 2010, before Kat Dennings met and dated Nick Zano, she was in love with popular English actor, Tom Hiddleston who also starred in the superhero film Thor.

Kat Dennings and Tom Hiddleston first met on the set of Thor and took a liking to each other. They commenced dating soon after the filming of Thor and were photographed at Comic-Con in 2010 getting cozy and on holding hands. However, their relationship reportedly broke before the end of the year.

Dennings And Ryan Gosling Were A Thing

Kat Dennings and Ryan Gosling

In 2009, Kat Dennings and popular Canadian actor, Ryan Gosling were rumored to be in love. Interestingly, Dennings refused to confirm or deny her romantic involvement with Gosling, leaving fans undecided on whether or not to believe the story.

However, according to Yahoo Sports, they were indeed a couple. They are reported to have dated from 2009 to early 2010 before they parted ways.

Matthew Gray Gubler Was In Kat Dennings’ Life For A While

Kat Dennings and Matthew Grey Gubler

Kat Dennings has also dated Matthew Gray Gubler, a multi-talented American American actor, filmmaker, and fashion model. The pair began dating in 2007 and dated for some time. In an interview with Glamour, Gubler explained that he was in love with Dennings for ‘a long time’ before they broke up.

The exact reason why they broke up is not certain. However, Gubler revealed in the interview with Glamour that they still remain friends even after their breakup.

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