|Alyson Hannigan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4½ in|
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1974|
Alyson Hannigan is an American actress and television presenter who is best known for portraying roles such as Lily Aldrin in How I Met Your Mother, Willow Rosenberg in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series. She has also served as the host of the TV show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Alyson has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Dead Man on Campus, Boys and Girls, Love, Wedding, Marriage, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, That ’70s Show, Veronica Mars, The McCarthys, and many more. For her acting skills, she has been honored with numerous awards such as the Young Hollywood Award, Saturn Award, People’s Choice Award, and Teen Choice Award.
Alyson Lee Hannigan
Washington, D.C., United States
Santa Monica, California, United States
Alyson Hannigan graduated from the North Hollywood High School in Valley Village in 1992.
She then majored in psychology from the California State University in Northridge.
Actress, TV host
- Father – Al Hannigan (Truck Driver)
- Mother – Emilie Haas (Real Estate Agent)
Agency for the Performing Arts L.A.
5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
52 kg or 115 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Alyson Hannigan has dated –
- Ginger Fish (1990-1998) – In 1990, Alyson Hannigan started going out with Kenneth Robert Wilson (aka Ginger Fish) who served as a drummer for Marilyn Manson’s band. They went out for about 8 years before deciding in 1998 that it was time to move on.
- Alexis Denisof (2000-Present) – Alyson first met actor Alexis Denisof on the sets of her Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1998. Although it was flirtation on first sight, she didn’t start dating him for around one and half years and waited for him to complete his work in the TV series as she didn’t want to go out with her co-star. They had broken up for a very brief period but they got back together as their other relationships didn’t work. In October 2003, they got married and the wedding celebrations went on for three days at Two Bunch Palms resort. The couple has two children, daughters Satyana Marie Denisof (b. March 2009) and Keeva Jane Denisof (b. March 2012). He proposed her for the second time in July 2013 and they renewed their vows.
Race / Ethnicity
Alyson is of Jewish descent on her mother’s side, whereas, has Irish ancestry on her father’s side.
Her natural hair color is ‘Brown’.
She dyed her hair red for a role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
34-23-34 in or 86-58.5-86 cm
2 (US) or 34 (EU)
7.5 (US) or 38 (EU)
Alyson Hannigan has appeared in TV adverts for –
- Six Flags Amusement Parks
- Oreo cookies
- Drug Mylanta
- Duncan Hines Cookie Mix
- MasterCard credit cards
- Head & Shoulders shampoos
Plus, she has been featured in print ads for
- Jansport clothing
- Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast cancer awareness based Questionnaire, which was sponsored by Ford Motor Company.
Best Known For
- Playing the role of Willow Rosenberg in the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and as Lily Aldrin in the comedy series, How I Met Your Mother.
- Portraying Michelle Flaherty in film series, American Pie.
Alyson first appeared in 1986 film Impure Thoughts in the role of Patty Stubbs.
First TV Show
From 1989 to 1990, Alyson appeared in 14 episodes of ABC sitcom Free Spirit as Jessie Harper.
To lose baby fat after the birth of her second daughter, she consulted a nutritionist to form a new diet plan. According to that, along with carbs such as bread, all the food items she loved were restricted. To curb her hunger pangs, she was advised to have healthy snacks.
She also regularly worked out at the gym to get rid of baby fat. However, in general, she likes her fitness routine to be something fun. Alyson also loves to indulge in swimming.
Alyson Hannigan Favorite Things
- How I Met Your Mother Episode – Bad News (Season 6, Episode 13)
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Alyson Hannigan Facts
- In 2012, she was placed on #42 on AskMen’s list of “Top 99 Most Desirable Women.”
- In her early teens, she used to play in the various school soccer teams until an injury put an end to her participation in the sports.
- She has got three tattoos – the tribal dolphins on the ankle; on her back, she has got a Japanese Kanji which stands for happiness and luck; and on her left foot, a picture of cartoon turtle.
- Alyson was selected to play the role of main lead’s best friend in the TV show, In the Game. But, she decided against it as she felt her role was diminished and trivialized.
- She was a vegan but slowly turned back to dairy products, eggs and meat due to strong cravings during her pregnancy.
- While studying in junior high school, she was a clarinet player.
- She has two songs, especially in dedication to her – Alyson Hannigan by Juvenile Wreck, and This One Time (which has reference to her famous dialogue in American Pie) by The Malcolm Effect.
- While studying at California State University, she was an Alpha Chi Omega sorority member.
- During her early days in Hollywood, she used to babysit comedian and actor Bob Saget’s kids. Bob later worked with Alyson as a narrator in How I Met Your Mother.
- She has dexterous feet toes and can tie shoelaces with her toes.