Alyson Hannigan

Actress, Model
Often playing socially awkward but ultimately lovable characters, actress Alyson Hannigan carved a niche for herself in some of the more popular television and film franchises of the day. After making her film debut in ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1974 in United States

Filmography

Actor (48)

How I Met Your Mother 2005 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The McCarthys 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

CBS Fall Preview 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goode Family 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

Julia Jones (Actor)

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

That '70s Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

Michelle Flaherty (Actor)

Angel 2001, 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1995, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffy's Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Adventures 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Radio Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Making the Movie: American Pie II 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rip It Off 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 TV Guide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boys and Girls 2000 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man on Campus 1998 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Almost Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Spirit 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Stepmother Is An Alien 1988 (Movie)

Jessie Mills (Actor)

A Case For Life (TV Show)

Actor

Hayley Wagner, Star (TV Show)

Actor

Indecent Seduction (TV Show)

Actor

Switched at Birth (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Often playing socially awkward but ultimately lovable characters, actress Alyson Hannigan carved a niche for herself in some of the more popular television and film franchises of the day. After making her film debut in the Dan Aykroyd comedy "My Stepmother Is an Alien" (1988), she quickly landed the first of her many fan-favorite roles, beginning with wallflower Willow Rosenberg on the popular genre series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03). In addition to making regular appearances on the "Buffy" spin-off, "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), Hannigan also voiced one of the most-quoted lines of film dialogue of the decade in the teen sex comedy "American Pie" (1999). The surprise hit of the year, it quickly spawned several sequels, "American Pie 2" (2001), "American Wedding" (2003) and "American Reunion" (2012). Still riding the wave of popularity enjoyed by the "Pie" cast, she switched gears and returned to television with the hit sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005- ), starring alongside another talented cast that included Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel. Quirky, yet endearing, Hannigan had both the talent and appeal to ensure a lengthy career as an in-demand ensemble player.

Relationships

Alexis Denisof Actor

Husband
Began dating in 2000 Engaged as of December 2002 Married Oct. 11, 2003

Satyana Denisof

Daughter
Born on her mother's birthday, March 24, 2009; father, Alex Denisof

Keeva Denisof

Daughter
Born May 23, 2012; father, Alexis Denisof

Albert Hannigan

Father
Divorced from Hannigan's mother c. 1975

Emilie Posner

Mother
Divorced from Hannigan's father c. 1975

Kenneth Wilson

Companion
Drummer of Marilyn Manson's band Ended relationship c. 1999

EDUCATION

Northside School of the Performing Arts

Atlanta , Georgia

North Hollywood High School

North Hollywood , California

California State University, Northridge

Northridge , California

Milestones

2012

Reprised role of Michelle along with original cast in "American Reunion"

2006

Co-starred as Julia Jones in "Date Movie," a parody on romantic comedies by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer

2005

Returned to series TV as Lily on the CBS ensemble sitcom "How I Met Your Mother"

2004

Made West End debut opposite Luke Perry in a stage adaptation of "When Harry Met Sally..." at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

2003

Married Jason Bigg's character Jim in the summer comedy sequel "American Wedding"

2001

Reprised role for the sequel "American Pie 2"

1999

Played flautist Michelle Flaherty opposite Jason Biggs in the teen comedy "American Pie"

1998

Co-starred in the film "Dead Man on Campus"

1997

Breakthrough role as Willow Rosenberg, Buffy's best friend on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03)

1993

Appeared in two episodes of the short-lived ABC sitcom "Almost Home"

1991

Cast in small role as the teenage sister in the NBC TV-movie "Switched at Birth"

1989

Made TV series debut as regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Free Spirit"

1988

Landed first major film role in "My Stepmother Is an Alien"

1985

Began auditioning for agents while visiting her father in Santa Barbara, CA

1985

Moved to Los Angeles with her mother

1978

Appeared in first commercial at age four years for Duncan Hines

1974

Appeared in an industrial film for "Active Parenting" as a baby

Worked as a child model; featured in over 30 commercials and more than 100 print advertisements

Moved to Atlanta, GA after parents' divorce

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