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Alyson Hannigan

Mostly Credited As: Alyson Hannigan
Sometimes Credited As: Allison Hannigan

Birth Name: Allison Lee Hannigan
Date Of Birth: March 24, 1974 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Height: 5' 6" (1.67 m)

Alyson Hannigan


Alyson Lee Hannigan was born on March 24, 1974 in Washington DC, and only two years later, her parents got divorced. When Alyson was 4, she was living in Atlanta and had small roles, working in commercials for a few big names, such as, Oreos, McDonalds, and Six Flags Amusement Parks. In 1985 she moved to Los Angeles and began to pursue her acting career.
Alyson's first film role was in My Stepmother is an Alien (1988). Before that she had done a little television work, mostly commercials, and she went on to do a good deal more including roles in Almost Home, Picket Fences, The Torkelsons,Roseanne and Touched by an Angel. However, it wasn't until 1997, when she was chosen to play the part of Willow Rosenberg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer that she gained true fame. The breakout show helped get the new WB network off the ground and made Alyson Hannigan a household name. She worked on the series for seven seasons, while doing a few movies here and there.

Hannigan's somewhat unstereotypical looks and distinctive acting style have led her, for the most part, to choose somewhat quirky characters. Her best known roles in BtVS and the American Pie series are clear examples of this.
Alyson owns a home in Sacramento, California and married actor Alexis Denisof (who played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the Buffy franchise) on October 11, 2003.

She currently stars as Lily, on the new CBS show How I Met Your Mother, and makes occasional guest appearances on Veronica Mars playing the role of Trina Echolls.


Movie Credits Include

Date Movie (2006) - Julia
American Wedding (2003) - Michelle
American Pie 2 (2001) - Michelle
Boys And Girls (2000) - Betty
American Pie (1999) - Michelle
Hayley Wagner, Star (1999) - Jenna Jakes
Dead Man on Campus (1998) - Lucy
For My Daughter's Honor (1996) - Kelly
A Case For Life (1996) - Iris
The Stranger Beside Me (1995) - Dana
Switched At Birth (1991) - Gina Twigg (Aged 13-16)
My Stepmother Is An Alien (1988) - Jessie Mills

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
More Time With Family (2014)As: Cindy
How I Met Your Mother (2005)As: Lily Aldrin
Buffy the Animated Series (2002)As: Willow Rosenberg -- [Voice]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)As: Willow Rosenberg
Free Spirit (1989)As: Jessie Harper
Episode Cast Credits 

CBS This Morning (1987) 
  Season 15, Episode 64 15x64: (Mar/31/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Nicole Kidman, Alyson Hannigan, Jerrod Niemann 12x112: (Mar/25/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Dr. Mehmet Oz, Allyson Hannigan, Jamal Harris & Aaron Arias, guest co-host Paula Patton 17x07: (Sep/17/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 4, Episode 16 04x16: (Apr/02/2001) As Herself 

Hollywood Game Night (2013) 
  The One With the Friends 01x01: (Jul/11/2013) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Jimmy Kimmel, Alyson Hannigan 31x181: (May/13/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 19, Episode 230 26x185: (May/16/2008) As Herself 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  LL Cool J, Alyson Hannigan, Benedict Cumberbatch 05x78: (May/10/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Michael Strahan, Alyson Hannigan, Natalie Maines 20x129: (May/08/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

American Dad! (2005) 
  Finger Lenting Good 08x08: (Jan/06/2013) Voiced  Herself 
  Virtual In-Stanity 07x05: (Nov/20/2011) Voiced  Chelsey 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2 05x03: (Jan/23/2011) Voiced  Various Characters 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Flaming Moe 22x11: (Jan/16/2011) Voiced  Melody 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Alyson Hannigan, Mya & Dmitry Chaplin 07x34: (Oct/23/2009) As Herself 
  Alyson Hannigan, Penny Marshall, Rihanna 03x110: (Feb/20/2006) As Herself 
  Alec Baldwin/Alyson Hannigan 03x17: (Sep/27/2005) As Herself 

The Goode Family (2009) 
  Graffiti in Greenville 01x07: (Jul/03/2009) Voiced  Michelle 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Alyson Hannigan 01x10: (Sep/19/2008) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Steve Carell, Alyson Hannigan, Duffy 15x104: (May/13/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Paul Giamatti, Alyson Hannigan, Bad Religion 14x191: (Sep/10/2007) As Herself 
  Will Arnett, Alyson Hannigan, Billy Talent 14x42: (Nov/22/2006) As Herself 
  Luke Perry, Alyson Hannigan, Bonnie Raitt 10x14: (Oct/02/2002) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Alyson Hannigan, Todd Allen, Del the Funky Homosapian 04x63: (Apr/10/2008) As Herself 
  Alyson Hannigan, Paul Haggis, Frank Caliendo 02x26: (Feb/13/2006) As Herself 
  Alyson Hannigan, Steve Jones, Augustana 01x155: (Sep/16/2005) As Herself 

The Megan Mullally Show (2006) 
  Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders 01x50: (Nov/27/2006) As Herself 

I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006) 
  1979 01x10: (Jul/14/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  1978 01x09: (Jul/14/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Alyson Hannigan, Dilated Peoples 05x22: (Feb/28/2006) As Herself 
  Alyson Hannigan, Greg Giraldo, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper 02x82: (Aug/07/2003) As Herself 
  Alyson Hannigan, Gov't Mule 01x125: (Oct/08/2002) As Herself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #1114 11x14: (Feb/18/2006) As Herself 

Veronica Mars (2004) 
  My Mother, the Fiend 02x09: (Nov/30/2005) As Trina Echolls 
  Hot Dogs 01x19: (Apr/19/2005) As Trina Echolls 
  Ruskie Business 01x15: (Feb/22/2005) As Trina Echolls 

I Love the ‘80s: 3D (2005) 
  1981 01x02: (Oct/24/2005) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  1980 01x01: (Oct/24/2005) As Herself, [Interviewees]

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Talking Shop! 08x22: (May/23/2004) Voiced  Stacey, [Special Guest Stars]

That '70s Show (1998) 
  Won't Get Fooled Again 06x13: (Feb/25/2004) As Suzy Simpson 
  Sally Simpson 06x12: (Feb/18/2004) As Suzy Simpson 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Samuel L. Jackson, Alison Krauss And Union Station 11x262: (Aug/01/2003) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Alyson Hannigan 08x97: (Jul/30/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Angel (1999) 
  Orpheus 04x15: (Mar/19/2003) As Willow Rosenberg, [Special Guest Stars]
  There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb 02x22: (May/22/2001) As Willow Rosenberg, [Special Guest Stars]
  Disharmony 02x17: (Apr/17/2001) As Willow Rosenberg 

Rugrats (1991) 
  Clown Around / The Baby Rewards 09x13: (Jan/28/2003) Voiced  Young Starlet 
  Happy Taffy/Imagine That 09x01: (Sep/21/2002) Voiced  Cynthia P.I. 
  Quiet, Please / Early Retirement 08x27: (Feb/09/2002) Voiced  Cynthia P.I. 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  10/1/2001 03x86: (Oct/01/2001) As Herself 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Alyson Hannigan, Kelly Brook, Andy Gray, David Gray 05x37: (Jun/16/2000) As Herself 

The Wild Thornberrys (1998) 
  Every Little Bit Alps 02x36: (Mar/27/2000) Voiced  Gerda 

100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (1999) 
  Return of Gigi 01x13: (Feb/12/2000) Voiced  Gigi 
  All Howls Eve 01x04: (Oct/29/1999) Voiced  Gigi 

Picket Fences (1992) 
  To Forgive is Divine 04x19: (Jun/19/1996) As Peggy Patterson 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Cassie's Choice 01x05: (Oct/26/1994) As Cassie Peters 

The Torkelsons (1991) 
  Hot Ticket 02x12: (Jun/05/1993) As Samantha 
  The Dance 02x10: (Apr/17/1993) As Samantha 

Roseanne (1988) 
  Like, a New Job 03x04: (Oct/09/1990) As Jan 
Trivia

Alyson graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1992.

Her wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.

Alyson Hannigan has a tattoo of tribal dolphins on her ankle and a Japanese kanji (for luck and happiness) on her back.

Alyson is of Irish ethnicity.

Alyson played soccer until she got an injury in her early teens.

Made an estimated $8,640,000 in earnings from her work on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Alyson and Alexis Denisof were married on Saturday, October 11 2003.

Alyson and Alexis became engaged on Christmas 2002.

Her astrological sign is Aries.

When she was younger, Alyson played the clarinet.

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