Katherine Litwack (born June 13, 1986 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress known for playing deadpan snarkers and starring in mostly independent film roles.
In 2011, she finally got a leading lady role in a CBS TV series called 2 Broke Girls where she played a waitress named Max alongside her costar Beth Behrs. She also broke out in the film world playing Darcy Lewis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the same year.
- Sex and the City (2000)
- Raise Your Voice (2004)
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
- Charlie Bartlett (2007)
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) as Norah
- The House Bunny (2008)
- Shorts (2009)
- Defendor (2009)
- Daydream Nation (2010)
- 2 Broke Girls (2011-2017) as Max Black.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2011 present) as Darcy Lewis
- Suburban Gothic (2014)
- The Newsroom (2014)
- Dollface (2019 present) as Jules Wiley
- The Sandman (1989) (2020 Audio Drama) as Death of the Endless
Tropes associated with her include:
- Bratty Teenage Daughter: as Sarah in Raising Dad and Maria in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
- Deadpan Snarker: Max, Darcy and Norah.
- Goth: She's been known to play the Gloomy Goth type a few times because of her pale skin and snarkiness. In the Audible adaptation of The Sandman (1989) she voices archetypical Perky Goth Death.