Comedic actress who became known on her behalf roles in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Thor. Her tasks in 40-Year-Old Virgin and Big Momma’s Home brought her extra reputation. She also celebrities on it series 2 Broke Women. She produced her performing debut at age group 10 within an advertisement for poker chips. She produced her 1st appearance inside a visitor role on the 2000 bout of HBO’s Sex and the town. She dated acting professional Matthew Grey Gubler in 2007. From 2011 until 2014 she dated acting professional Nick Zano. She after that began dating vocalist Josh Groban in 2014. She starred in the 2007 film, Charlie Bartlett, as the girl of Robert Downey, Jr.’s personality.
Nominations People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Gal Pals, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Music/Dance, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Female, Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Movies Thor: The Dark World, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Daydream Nation, The House Bunny, Thor, Charlie Bartlett, To Write Love on Her Arms, Defendor, Big Momma's House 2, Raise Your Voice, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Suburban Gothic, The Answer Man, The Scream Team, Down in the Valley, Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock, London, Wanderlust, Lives of the Saints
TV Shows 2 Broke Girls, Raising Dad
Star Sign Gemini
Her first acting job was appearing in a potato chips commercial for Orleans low fat crisps.
Kat is ranked No.33 in AIM.com's "100 Celebs Under 25." She has also been listed among Moviefone's Hottest 25 stars under the age of 25.
For her movie Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), Kat was nominated for a Satellite Award in the category Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical in 2008 and an MTV Award for Breakthrough Performance Female in 2009.
One of her big passions in life is writing. In 2009, Kat co-wrote a screenplay with her brother.
Kat loves all animals and can't pick a favorite. She also loves Shojo Manga.
Kat is 5' 4½" (164 cm) tall. She has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
Her mother, Ellie Judith Litwack, is a poet and speech therapist while her dad, Gerald J. Litwack, is a molecular pharmacologist, biochemist, and former Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University. Kat is the youngest among five siblings.
She performed the song "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out" in Charlie Bartlett (2007).
Kat and Josh Groban have been in a relationship since October 2014-2016.
Named as one of the "most desirable" famous women for 2013 in Ask men's list of top 99 "most desirable" women.
Ranked #97 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2012 list.
Ranked #30 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.
Ranked #16 in People magazine's "25 Beauties (and Hotties) at 25" list in 2011.
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
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[in case she achieves superstar status] If it were to happen, I don't think anything would really change about me. [looks and nods at the pyjamas she's wearing] I'd just, finally, put on some normal clothes and go outside.
I was born knowing I was going to be an actress. When I'm not feeling that great, I can morph into somebody else and experience their emotions instead, which actually helps me deal a lot better with my own.
[on if she was hesitant to do a TV role] I'm just in a really lucky place where I've gotten to work with amazing film people and amazing directors, like Kenneth Branagh, and amazing casts. This is just something different. It's something cool and new, that I haven't gotten to do before. If this goes for eight years, I'll be thrilled. I love who I'm working with. I love this show because it's real. It's more like a half-hour movie than a half-hour sitcom. It's very fresh.
[on what her soul looks like] A moose with a hat on wearing a polka dot bikini sitting atop a barn of dreams.
When I was younger there was a lot of discouraging talk: lose weight. Color your hair. Straighten your teeth. Get a tan. But I'm a firm believer in everyone being born with what they need to be attractive. In all sorts of ways. And I don't really feel like I want to change that much by myself.
I can't imagine wanting to be famous just for the sake of being famous. I think fame should come along with success, talent.
I can say that I had a particularly painful teenage-hood. I felt pretty alienated most of the time because I wanted to become an actress from an early age and was made fun of relentlessly.
[on What led her to make a weekly TV series commitment] this literally fell into my lap... ...TV wasn't something I had intended to do, but when this came, and it was Whitney Cummings and Michael Patrick King, with Michael giving me my first big job, it almost seemed like a gift, at just the right time. I was like, "God, this is exactly the answer to everything I've been wanting." I'm just really lucky that this came along.
[in a 2008 interview] I've never taken any acting classes. I took an acting class when I first started acting when I was 10. The guy who owned the school told me I would never be an actress and I should stop immediately. I deduced that he didn't know what he was talking about and left.
[on what is hip for her] It is an important part of your anatomy. Don't break it as you get older because if you do it's kind of curtains. I just broke a wire coat-hanger at my house. As it happened I was thinking, 'I'm talented at breaking stuff.' I dropped my first iPod thousands of times and it only really conked out last year.
[on her favorite film character] Probably Phil Connors from Groundhog Day (1993). Bill Murray's one of my favorite actors. I think I've watched that movie over 300 times and could watch it another 300 times... today.
[in a 2008 interview; "here" referring to Los Angeles] Shit is crazy out here. I tried being anorexic for four hours, and then I was like, I need some bagels. I'll never feel comfortable in L.A., really. I knew these nice girls that lived in the Valley. I had no idea they were on meth. They don't realize this is the worst possible thing you can do to yourself.
[on a photo of her in "Vanity Fair"] [laughs] Clearly. I spend all my time drinking highballs on lawn chairs. It looks glamorous, but that shoot was mostly spent laughing, shivering or screaming. [laughs] Any glamorous moment you might mistake me for having is always pretend.
I basically grew up in the woods. There were deer on my lawn. It was totally awesome. That's why I'm so socially weird.
[on her the writers pulling from her dramatic chops for her character Max in 2 Broke Girls (2011)] The show's not just a ha-ha machine,... ...I grew up watching The Golden Girls (1985), The Nanny (1993) I want to bring the sitcom back.
[on not going to night clubs] Ugh, you can't even talk in those places. Plus, I don't drink and I don't smoke and I don't like being around people who do.
I don't take crap from anyone, so that makes people think I'm rebellious. I'm not. I'm just not a pushover.
I've had people tell me to get Mystic Tan, blonde highlights, choppy haircuts, but I've made a conscious decision not to cave.
(on Charlie Bartlett (2007)) I think it's an important movie for teenagers to see. There was a time when I thought I was crazy but really I was just a teenager. It's important to realize you're not the only person going through it.
I've basically made a career out of my imagination. I feel very lucky.
There's nothing else I would rather do, unless there was a profession that involved cuddling bunny rabbits and kittens all day for money.
Husky sultry voice
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Blue eyes and full pouty lips
Dark lipstick and pale skin
Often plays rebellious characters with a sarcastic sense of humor