10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘2 Broke Girls’ Star Kat Dennings
8. Early Life
Katherine Litwack was born on June 13, 1986 to Ellen and Gerald Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was the youngest of five siblings. Her mother worked as a poet and speech therapist while her father was a molecular pharmacologist and college professor. Her family did not have a lot of money and she likens herself to Wednesday Addams and was a “dark and tortured” child growing up. “My parents were not so understanding of my melodrama (which I still maintain). There’s perhaps no more important time for kids to express all their strangeness and work through it than childhood and adolescence.” She added, “I lived in a nice house with a nice family in the woods. There were deer. There were no other neighbors. There was weather.”
To go along with her “unusual” childhood, Dennings had an interesting educational upbringing. In her whole life she has only had one half-day at a traditional school. She spent a half-day at Friends’ Central School and other than that was homeschooled for her entire education. The homeschooling meant that she pushed through all of her work and graduated high school at the age of 14, just before her acting career took off.