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Alyson Hannigan Biography – Alyson Hannigan Wiki
Alyson Hannigan is an American actress. Beginning her career by appearing in commercials, at the age of 11 she moved to Hollywood where she got signed by an agent.
Her acting career started in Atlanta at the young age of 4. She began by appearing in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald’s, Six Flags, and Oreos.
She is a renowned television actress, guest starring in Picket Fences, Roseanne, Touched by an Angel, and The Torkelsons. That was prior to starring in her most notorious roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as “Willow Rosenberg” and How I Met Your Mother (2005) as “Lily Aldrin.”
She graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1992. Following high school, she attended California State University, Northridge, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. She graduated with a degree in psychology. At age 11 she relocated from Atlanta, Georgia, to Los Angeles.
Hannigan’s debut film role was in My Stepmother Is an Alien, a science-fiction comedy released in 1988. One of her co-stars in the film was actor Seth Green, who later joined her in the regular cast of Buffy as her on-screen boyfriend. In 1989, her first regular role on a TV series came when she was cast in the short-lived ABC sitcom Free Spirit. As a teenager, Hannigan babysat for the children of her future How I Met Your Mother costar, Bob Saget.
Actress Hannigan was cast to play Willow Rosenberg, Buffy Summers’ best friend, on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997. The show became a success, and she gained recognition, subsequently appearing in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including American Pie, Boys and Girls, American Pie 2, and American Wedding. Additionally, she had a recurring guest spot on the Buffy spin-off, Angel, reprising her role of Willow.
At the onset of 2004, Hannigan made her West End debut, starring in a stage adaptation of When Harry Met Sally… at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opposite Luke Perry.
In 2005, she returned to star in a regular television series, taking the main role of Lily Aldrin in the hit comedy How I Met Your Mother, and also playing a recurring guest role on Veronica Mars as Trina Echolls. She starred as Julia Jones in Date Movie, a parody of romantic comedies in February 2006. In 2009, she was also a guest star on the ABC animated sitcom The Goode Family.
Hannigan joined arms with Emily Deschanel, Jaime King, Minka Kelly, and Katharine McPhee in a “video slumber party” featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer. In 2012, she reprised the role of Michelle in American Reunion. From 2016 to 2022, Hannigan hosted the television series Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Hannigan played Ann Possible, Kim’s mother, in the Disney Channel original film Kim Possible, based on the animated series.
In September 2023, Hannigan was announced to be competing in season 32 of Dancing with the Stars, partnering with Sasha Farber.
Alyson Hannigan Age
How old is Alyson Hannigan? She was born on 24 March 1974 in Washington, D.C., United States.
Alyson Hannigan Husband
She is married to her husband, Alexis Denisof. Her husband Denisof proposed during a trip to Northern California wine country during the 2002 holiday season. They were married in October 2003. They have two children together.
Alyson Hannigan Children
She is the mother of two daughters Satyana Marie, born in March 2009, and Keeva Jane, born in May 2012.
Alyson Hannigan Parents
She is the daughter of Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and her father Al Hannigan, a truck driver. Alyson’s parents divorced when she was 2 years.
She stands at a height of 5′ 4½″ (1.64 m) tall.
She is of American nationality.
Her Instagram handle is @alysonhannigan.