Washington, DC USA
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Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Michelle in American Pie and Lily Aldrin on How I Met Your Mother.
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Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Michelle Flaherty in three American Pie films and Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Hannigan was born in Washington D.C., the daughter of Emilie Posner, a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. Hannigan is of Irish descent on her father`s side and Jewish on her mother`s. Her parents devorced a year after her birth and she was raised mostly by her mother in Atlanta.
Although Hannigan had appeared in an industrial film for "Active Parenting" as a baby, as well as having starred in a commercial for the Duncan Hines cookie mix in 1978, it was not until 1985, when she moved to Los Angeles, California, that she formally began her acting career. Living with her mother and attending North Hollywood High School, she successfully auditioned for agents while visiting her father in Santa Barbara. After atteding North Hollywood High School she attended California State University, Northridge.
Hannigan has dated Ginger Fish of Marilyn Manson. She married actor Alexis Denisof (who played Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the Buffy/Angel franchise) at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California on October 11, 2003. They bought a house together in Santa Monica, California. Their daughter Satyana Marie Denisof, was born six years later at home on Hannigan`s 35th birthday, on March 24, 2009.
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North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, CA (1992)
California State University (occasional classes, no degree)
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Alyson Lee Hannigan
Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Lily Aldrin on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012).
Al Hannigan (father) (trucker)
Emilie Posner (mother) (realtor)
Satyana Marie Denisof (daugther), Keeva Jane Denisof (daugther)
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Agency for the Performing Arts L.A., InDemand Talent
(1993) TV commercial: Mylanta, TV commercial: Six Flags Amusement Parks, TV commercial: McDonald's hamburger chain, (1978) TV commercial: Oreo cookies, (1998) Print ad: Jansport clothing, (1978) TV commercial: Duncan Hines Cookie Mix, (2009) TV commercial: MasterCard credit cards, (2011) TV commercial: Head & Shoulders Inchy Hair Care, (January - March 2012) TV commercial for Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo
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