No, we haven’t broken into Kat Dennings’ bank account. And no, no one, other than Dennings and possibly his accountant, knows exactly how much money he has invested in savings, property, or anything else. But thanks to sources like Celebrity Net Worth, we have a pretty good idea of how much the actress is worth. And it is a lot. By all accounts, the “2 Broke Girls” star is less broke and more coined these days. To find out exactly how much it is worth (and how he did it), read on.
How much is Kat Dennings worth?
Dennings started working at the age of 10. In Hollywood, child stars can go one of two ways. They can build on their early success and become seasoned, well-rounded artists, or they and their careers can go up in flames. Dennings was lucky. Or rather, he managed to avoid the temptations of Tinseltown and stay on the right side of the tracks. As a result, he has worked steadily for nearly 25 years, building a respectable career and a great fortune to boot. So how much is she worth? Great $ 25 million.
An early bloom
According to Wikipedia, Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1986. She, along with her 4 brothers and sisters, was homeschooled by her mother, Ellen, a poet and speech therapist, and her father, Gerald, a pharmacologist. By the time he reached his teens, he already had several acting jobs under his belt. His first television appearance was in an advertisement for French fries. Meanwhile, her first professional acting job was as a nasty brat on HBO’s “Sex and the City.” More hits like “Raising Dad”, “The Scream Team” and “Everwood” followed. After graduating from high school at the age of 14, her parents realized they weren’t dealing with an ordinary child and decided to move to Los Angeles to help her pursue her acting career.
The only way is up
With his new stage name Dennings and a string of television appearances behind him, Dennings spent his teenage years capitalizing on his childhood success. Some of his most notable roles at the time include guest star spots on “Without Trace” and “Less than Perfect.” In 2004, he made his film debut in “Raise Your Voice” opposite Hilary Duff. A year later, he landed a recurring role on “ER” along with supporting roles on “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin” and “CSI: NY.” In 2008, Dennings’ career turned stellar when he landed a starring role opposite Michael Cera in “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” The film was a success, turning its two young leads into stars and earning Dennings a nomination for the International Press Academy’s Satellite Award for Best Actress.
From teenage star to movie star
After garnering rave reviews for her portrayal of Norah in “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” Dennings spent the next several years building a respectable film career for herself. Some of his most notable works of the time include “The Answer Man,” “Shorts,” and “Defender.” In 2010, she was deemed a name enough to be invited into the Marvel Universe as Natalie Portman’s shy partner Darcy Lewis in the 2011 blockbuster “Thor.”
2 broke girls
If Dennings thought she was famous before 2011, it was nothing compared to what would happen next. In February of that year, she was cast in the new Michael Patrick King and Whitney Cummings television show “2 Broke Girls.” The show revolved around Dennings as the sarcastic and cunning Max and Beth Behrs as the heir to Manhattan’s fortune, Caroline. Although the show received a highly polarized response from critics, very few people objected to the performances of its central leads. Rotten Tomoates even went so far as to say that Dennings and Behr shared an “undeniable chemistry.” After gaining fans, losing fans, being accused of perpetuating racist stereotypes, and appearing on all critics’ “worst of the year” list, the show was finally canceled in 2017 after 6 seasons. But by then, he had done his job. Dennings was a profitable star. And thanks to a little thing called distribution royalties, she was also very, very rich.
“2 Broke Girls” may have ended in 2017, but it’s still making money for Dennings. Like their stars, both Dennings and Byers made $ 150,000 per episode each. Considering that the show had a total of 138 episodes, that works out to around $ 20 million for the run. The…