Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan

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Mar. 24th, 1974
Born in
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5' 5

Alyson Hannigan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
How I Met Your Mother TV Show
How I Met Your Mother
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV Show
Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Free Spirit TV Show
Free Spirit

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–present).

Born in Washington, D.C., the only child of Emilie (Posner) Haas, a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Jewish. Her parents divorced when she was two and she was raised mostly by her mother in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hannigan began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress veteran, guest starring in Picket Fences (1992), Roseanne (1988), Touched by an Angel (1994) and the The Torkelsons (1991) before starring in her most notorious role yet in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) as Willow Rosenberg. Now she stars in the brand new comedy How I Met Your Mother, a hit-show, from CBS.

Hannigan married fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor 'Alexis Denisof' at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California, (October 11, 2003). The couple have two daughters, Satyana Marie Denisof (b. March 24, 2009) and Keeva Jane Denisof (b. May 23, 2012). Hannigan and her husband are godparents to Joss Whedon's son, Arden.

  • Has had two songs recorded about her: "'Alyson Hannigan' (qv)" by Juvenile Wreck, and "This One Time" (named for her famous "This one time, at band camp..." quotes from _American Pie (1999)_ (qv)) by The Malcolm Effect.
  • At age 11 moved from Atlanta, Georgia, to Los Angeles
  • Alyson's parents divorced when she was 2. Her mother is a real estate agent in Atlanta, Georgia, and her father was a truck driver in Missouri.
  • Babysat for 'Bob Saget' (qv)'s children in her teens. Once went on vacation to Hawaii with his family. Two decades later, they co-starred together in _"How I Met Your Mother" (2005)_ (qv), with Saget playing (the voice of) the older "Ted Mosby" and Hannigan playing younger Ted's best friend's fiance.
  • First child, daughter Satyana, born March 24, 2009.
  • She was invited to join the cast of the TV show _In the Game (2005) (TV)_ (qv), but begged off, citing creative differences. Hannigan was supposed to play the best friend of the character played by 'Jennifer Love Hewitt' (qv), but according to a Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service interview reported January 25, 2005, she was unhappy with the diminished, trivialized role they presented her with. She chose to walk away from the offer.
  • Married to 'Alexis Denisof' (qv). Denisof proposed during a trip to Northern California wine country during the 2002 holiday season. They were married in October 2003
  • Played soccer until she got an injury in her early teens.

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