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Alyson Hannigan

Alyson HanniganAKA Allison Lee Hannigan

Born: 24-Mar-1974
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Alyson Hannigan made her first movie when she was three months of age. Her parents had a photography studio, and because Alyson was always well-behaved in front of the cameras, they "volunteered" her for an educational film titled Active Parenting. Her parents divorced when Hannigan was two. As a kid, Hannigan did commercials for McDonald's, Oreo cookies, Delta Airlines, and Six Flags amusement parks. She was 10 when she first appeared in a real movie, as an extra in Brad Dourif's Impure Thoughts. Her first speaking role was three years later, in My Stepmother Is an Alien. She also played the flute in the American Pie movies.

Hannigan played the shy, nerdy, and eventually lesbian witch Willow Rosenberg for seven years on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After Buffy, Hannigan married her one-time Buffy co-star Alexis Denisof (who played the nerdy watcher Wesley). She starred in the Meg Ryan role in a London stage production of When Harry Met Sally, opposite Luke Perry, and then spent nine years starring in the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, with Neil Patrick Harris.

Father: All Hannigan (truck driver)
Mother: Emilie Hannigan (real estate agent)
Boyfriend: Ginger Fish (drummer for Marilyn Manson, b. 28-Sep-1966, dated 1990s)
Husband: Alexis Denisof (actor, b. 25-Feb-1966, dated from 1999, m. 11-Oct-2003, two daughters)
Daughter: Satyana Denisof (b. 30-Mar-2009)
Daughter: Keeva Jane Denisof (b. 23-May-2012)

    High School: North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, CA (1992)
    University: California State University (occasional classes, no degree)

    Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "It" List Recovering Band Geek

    TELEVISION
    How I Met Your Mother Lily (2005-14)
    Angel Willow Rosenberg (2001-03)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow Rosenberg (1997-2003)
    Free Spirit Jessie Harper (1989-90)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    American Reunion (4-Apr-2012) · Michelle
    Love, Wedding, Marriage (3-Jun-2011) · Courtney
    Farce of the Penguins (30-Jan-2007) [VOICE]
    Date Movie (17-Feb-2006)
    American Wedding (24-Jul-2003) · Michelle Flaherty
    American Pie 2 (6-Aug-2001)
    Beyond the City Limits (2001)
    Boys and Girls (16-Jun-2000) · Betty
    American Pie (9-Jul-1999)
    Hayley Wagner, Star (1999)
    Dead Man on Campus (21-Aug-1998)
    Indecent Seduction (20-Nov-1996)
    Switched at Birth (28-Apr-1991)
    My Stepmother is an Alien (9-Dec-1988)
    Impure Thoughts (Nov-1986)


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