One of the freshest faces to grace the movie screen and garner the attention of Jewish Young Adults is up-and-coming starlet Kat Dennings (nee Litwack). This brunette and blue-eyed Philly Jewess has been around for a while, but really made her mark in The 40 Year Old Virgin, but only very recently became a powerhouse of JYA pride with her performance as Norah in the just released Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
Female JYAs love Kat because they can relate to her character of Norah: a thoughtful, independent JYA with a strong will and appreciation for Tikkun Olam who doesn’t need to act like an airhead to get the attention of the boys. Male JYAs love her because she represents a “gettable” alternative to the likes of untouchable actresses like Natalie Portman. As JYA “Jeremy” succinctly stated after watching the movie “Dude, she totally looks like that chick I took to the ZBT formal last semester”.
So far Kat has been good at keeping a low profile and avoiding the pages of Perez Hilton, increasing her status amongst Jewish Adults as a “nice Jewish Girl”. Maybe someday soon she will grace the cover of Heeb Magazine, but until then her star will continue to rise, and her photos will undoubtedly become fixtures on the walls of the cabins at Camp Bauercrest.