Inside Kat Denning's Life And Career
Lifestyle - News
By BARBARA PAVONE
And CARMEN RIBECCA
Home-Schooled
Kat Dennings was home-schooled by her parents and completed her high school curriculum when she was just 14 years old. She has called the experience “good,” but has also admitted that, when she began nearing the end of her studies, she “just couldn't deal with being in the tiny room with my parents anymore.”
Parental Disapproval
When Dennings first decided that she wanted to pursue an acting career, her parents were less than thrilled with the idea. She told Glamour in 2012 that her artistic talents came from her parents, “My dad is a biochemist, but he actually wanted to be a painter, so he had it in his blood. And my mom is a poet.”
TV Debut
It was 2000 when Dennings had her small screen debut on the hottest show on television, “Sex and the City.” The budding young star played 13-year-old Jenny Brier in an episode titled “Hot Child in the City” in which she hired Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) to plan her bat mitzvah.
Television Ban
Since she was raised in what sounds like an eccentric, artistic household, it should come as no surprise to learn that Dennings was not allowed to watch TV as a child. In an interview with The New York Times, Dennings said she was, however, allowed to watch old movie musicals like “Top Hat,” a 1935 picture starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
No Drugs and Alcohol
Unlike many young celebrities who embrace the party lifestyle, Dennings has chosen to stay far away from drugs and alcohol. “I'm an idiot already, so I don't need any enhancement. I don't feel like I'm the kind of person who can deal with some kind of foreign stimulant,” she explained.