She tells Bust magazine, "I knit, I paint, I draw, I was gonna go to art school for classical illustration. I was getting a portfolio together. Every piece of art I'd ever made was on the floor where I was living. I go away for a while, come back, and a pipe had burst or something. It was flooded. Everything got destroyed - every single piece of art I had ever done (so) I didn't go to art school. I took it as a sign."
And now Dennings is one of Hollywood's top young actresses and the star of new TV hit 2 Broke Girls.