Kat Dennings’ Post-‘2 Broke Girls’ Journey: Exploring Her Career Moves and Ventures


Kat Dennings has traversed an impressive career trajectory since her start as a precocious teenager on “Sex and the City” in 2000. Her versatile talents have seen her move from romantic comedies like “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist” to the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster “Thor: Love & Thunder,” capturing audience attention with her roles, particularly as Max Black in the sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” which ran from 2011 to 2017. Curious about her ventures since the show ended? Let’s delve into what she’s been up to.

Post-“2 Broke Girls,” Kat Dennings found herself in Hulu’s “Dollface,” headlining as Jules, the lead character aiming to rekindle friendships post a breakup. The series weaves daydreams into reality, exploring female camaraderie. Dennings expressed excitement about the show’s deeper plunge into magical realism in the second season, cherishing the genuine bond among the cast, including Shay Mitchell and Brenda Song. Despite its cancellation after two seasons, the camaraderie among the cast remained a standout memory for Dennings, akin to a summer camp experience.

Returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Darcy Lewis in “WandaVision” (2021) and subsequently in “Thor: Love and Thunder” (2022), Dennings revisited her character’s evolution from Jane Foster’s intern to a full-fledged astrophysicist. She appreciated the writers’ endeavor in enriching Darcy’s backstory and relished her expanded role in the MCU.


Dennings showcased her comedic prowess in the star-studded ensemble of “Friendsgiving” (2020). Collaborating with an array of talented comedians like Malin Akerman, Chelsea Peretti, and Wanda Sykes, among others, the film hilariously chronicled a chaotic Thanksgiving dinner.

In a whirlwind romance, Dennings got engaged to musician Andrew W.K. in 2021, surprising her fans with a heartfelt announcement on Instagram. The couple’s love shone during red carpet appearances, most notably at the “Thor: Love and Thunder” premiere in June 2022.

Embracing her experience and expertise, Dennings delved into producing, undertaking roles as an executive producer for projects like “Dollface” and others. Additionally, she lent her voice to audiobooks, notably bringing the character Death to life in Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” series for Audible.

Amidst the pandemic, Dennings discovered a newfound passion for gardening, finding solace and self-care in cultivating a garden. She also used her platform to advocate against body shaming, staunchly defending singer Billie Eilish against unwarranted criticisms. Her support stemmed from personal experiences, underscoring the need for kindness and respect in public discourse.

In a delightful turn, Dennings unexpectedly embraced WWE, surprising her followers with her newfound love for the wrestling world. Her public declaration of affection for the sport stirred enthusiasm among fans, further cementing her diverse and ever-expanding interests beyond her acting career.