Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | February 1, 2019
Alyson Hannigan is a famous American actress and TV host. She is well recognized and best known for her performance as Willow Rosenberg in the famous television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” She started working in this series in the year 1997 and left the series in the year 2003. Apart from her role as Willow Rosenberg, she is also famous for her performance as Lily Aldrin on the sitcom named “How I Met Your Mother.” She worked in this sitcom for almost more than nine years i-e from 2005 to 2014. Another famous character added a lot to her fame and popularity namely Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series from the year 1999 to 2012.
These three characters earned a lot of name, fame, and popularity for her. Her performances were hugely acclaimed by the audience as well as by the critics. She is not only popular in America, but all over the world and has thousands of fan following on her social media accounts. This article will provide you a lot of info about this famous American actress. If you are a fan of her, then sit back and just read this article to know everything about her.
Alyson Hannigan Childhood and Early Life:
Alyson Hannigan was born on 24th March 1974 AD in Washington D.C. The United States. Her father’s name is Alan Hannigan who is a Teamsters trucker by profession. Her mother’s name is Emilie (Posner) Haas who is a real estate agent by profession. Her mother belonged to the Jewish ancestry, and her father is of Irish ancestry.
Hannigan first time appeared on television at the age of 4 in a commercial. At the age of 11, she moved to Hollywood with her mother and attended North Hollywood High School for early education. Later she took admission at California State University, Northridge. She earned the degree of graduation in psychology from the university. During her university time, she also remained a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Alyson Hannigan Career:
Alyson Hannigan first time appeared in a movie as a major role in the year 1988 with her performance in a science fiction comedy named “My Stepmother is an Alien.” She worked with Seth Green in this movie which later became her on-screen boyfriend in the Buffy series. After that, she appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom named “Free Spirit.” These are the works of her early years, and in these years she liked by the audience and by the critics. Her fame and popularity increasing day by day.
It was the year 2007 when she offered the role of Willow Rosenberg in the famous television series named “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” In the series, Willow Rosenberg was the best friend of Buffy Summers. This became a big hit at the box office, and the audience as well as by the critics greatly acclaimed her performance. This performance opened many ways for her in the industry.
After this performance, she gained popularity and recognition, and resultantly she appeared in a lot of movies that aimed at the teenaged audience. Her following movies included “American Pie” that released in 1999, “Boys and Girls” in the year 2000, “American Pie 2” in the year 2001 and “American Wedding” which released in the year 2003. She also appeared as a guest role in the Buffy spin-off named “Angel” in a few episodes and reprised her role of Willow Rosenberg.
Alyson Hannigan first time performed on the stage in the year 2004. She performed in the stage adaptation of “When Harry Met Sally…” at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. In this performance, she worked opposite Luke Perry. After that, in the following year, she turned her attention back to television series and appeared in another famous television comedy series named “How I Met Your Mother.” She portrayed the character of Lily Aldrin in this series, and this role is one of the best roles played by Hannigan. Around the same time, she performed the recurring guest role of Trina Echolls in the television series “Veronica Mars.”
Alyson then appeared in the “Date Movie” in February 2006. She played the role of Julia Jones in this movie, and this was basically a parody of romantic comedies. In the year 2009, she performed as a guest star on the ABC animated sitcom named “The Goode Family.” She also joined other celebrities including Katharine McPhee, Minka Kelly, Jaime King and Emily Deschanel in a “video slumber party” that featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings. She did that for the organization named “Stand Up 2 Cancer”. After that, she appeared in “American Reunion” in the year 2012 and reprised the role of Michelle. From 2016 onwards, she started hosting the television series named “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”
Following are some best works by Alyson Hannigan, and all these are worth seeing:
Alyson HanniganAwards and Achievements:
Throughout her career, she nominated many times for the prestigious awards. She won the following awards and nominations:
- Young Hollywood Awards for the Best Ensemble Cast – 2000
- Saturn Awards for the Best Supporting Actress on Television – 2002
- Teen Choice Awards for the Choice TV Sidekick – 2002
- People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Comedy Actress – 2009
- People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Comedy Actress – 2012
Alyson Hannigan Personal Life:
As far as Alyson’s personal life is concerned, she married Alexis Denisof who was her co-star in the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Their marriage ceremony held at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California on 11th October 2003. Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof blessed with two daughters namely Keeva Jane Denisof and Satyana Marie Denisof. Currently, the family lives happily in Encino.
Alyson Hannigan Net Worth:
Alyson Hannigan has an estimated net worth of almost $30 million (estimated in 2017).
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