Alyson Hannigan Biography

Alyson Hannigan is an actress known for her role in the American Pie films. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about her.

Alyson Hannigan
Quick Facts

Birthday: March 24, 1974

Nationality: American

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Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Alyson Lee Hannigan

Born in: Washington, D.C

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Alexis Denisof (m. 2003)

father: Alan Hannigan

mother: Emilie Posner

children: Keeva Jane Denisof, Satyana Marie Denisof

U.S. State: Washington

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education: North Hollywood High School, California State University, Northridge

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Alyson Hannigan is an American actress best recognized for her roles as Michelle Flaherty in the ‘American Pie’ films, Willow Rosenberg in the TV series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and Lily Aldrin in the drama series ‘How I Met Your Mother’. She started appearing in commercials at the age of four and by the time she was 11, she had already entered Hollywood. Today, Hannigan is one of the most popular TV actresses in the industry. Her acting skills and ability to portray versatile characters are much appreciated by the critics. She has won numerous awards for her contributions to the small and the big screen, including one Saturn Award, one Young Hollywood Award and two People's Choice Awards. The actress had a challenging childhood as her parents divorced when she was very young. Raised by a single mother, she started acting as a child to help contribute to the family income. Despite starting her career early she also focused on her studies and attended the California State University. Currently a mother of two girls, Hannigan resides in Encino with her family.

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Alyson Hannigan
Career
  • Alyson Hannigan began appearing in television commercials at the age of four. A few years later, she signed her first major film role in the 1988 flick ‘My Stepmother Is an Alien’. The following year, she made her TV debut, appearing in the sitcom ‘Free Spirit’. Then in 1997, she started playing Willow Rosenberg in the series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. The series was a success and this subsequently gave the actress opportunities to act in the movies ‘American Pie’, ‘American Pie 2’, ‘Boys and Girls’ and ‘American Wedding’. During this time period, she also had a guest role in the Buffy spin-off titled ‘Angel’.
  • In 2004, Hannigan made her stage debut, appearing in an adaptation of ‘When Harry Met Sally’ opposite Luke Perry. A year later, she joined the cast of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ as Lily Aldrin and also began appearing in ‘Veronica Mars’. She next starred in the parody of romantic comedies, ‘Date Movie,’ in which she played Julia. In 2009, she made a guest appearance in the sitcom ‘The Goode Family’. Three years later, the American beauty reprised her role of Michelle in the flick ‘American Reunion’. In 2016, she began hosting ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’, a magic competition TV program. In 2018, she voiced Claire Clancy in the animated series ‘Fancy Nancy’.
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Personal Life
  • Alyson Hannigan was born on March 24, 1974 in Washington, D.C., the USA to Alan Hannigan and Emilie Haas. Her father, an Irishman, served as a Teamsters trucker, while her mother, a Jewish lady, worked as a real estate agent. She studied at North Hollywood High School and later enrolled at the California State University, Northridge. Coming to her love life, Hannigan married actor Alexis Denisof on October 11, 2003. As of now, the couple has two daughters.
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1. American Pie (1999)

  (Comedy)

2. American Reunion (2012)

  (Comedy)


3. American Pie 2 (2001)

  (Comedy)

4. American Wedding (2003)

  (Comedy, Romance)



5. Dead Man on Campus (1998)

  (Comedy)

6. You Might Be the Killer (2018)

  (Comedy, Horror, Mystery)




7. Boys and Girls (2000)

  (Comedy, Romance, Drama)

8. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

  (Sci-Fi, Comedy)





Awards

People's Choice Awards
2010 Favorite TV Comedy Actress Winner

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Last Updated
- July 24, 2018

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