Alyson Hannigan Biography
Alyson Hannigan is a Saturn Awards winning actress and television host. She is well known for role as Lily Aldrin in “How I Met Your Mother.” Having active in this industry since 1986, she has appeared in the several series and films such as American Wedding, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie and much more.
Alyson Hannigan Early Life & Education
Alyson Lee Hannigan was born on 24, March 1974, in Washington, D.C., U.S. She is the daughter of Emilie (Posner) Haas, a real estate agent in Atlanta, Georgia, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver in Missouri. At the age of two, her parents’ separated, and her mother raised her in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alyson Hannigan went from Atlanta, Georgia, to Los Angeles at the age of eleven. She enrolled North Hollywood High School, where she was a clarinet player. She played soccer until she got an injury in her early teens.
Then, Alyson Lee Hannigan went to attend California State University, Northridge and earned a degree in psychology from there in 1992. During her time at California State University, Alyson Hannigan became a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Alyson Hannigan Career
Hannigan started her career appearing in commercials at the age of four. Alyson Hannigan made her debut in the film ” Impure Thoughts” playing Patty Stubbs in 1986. Her big screen debut came when she appeared in the film ” My Stepmother Is an Alien” where she played Jessie Mills in 1988. For her role, she was nominated for Young Artist Award in the category of Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture: Comedy or Fantasy.
Then, Alyson Hannigan made her first regular role on a TV series when she was cast in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Free Spirit” in 1989, where she was nominated for Young Artist Award in 1990.
Hannigan obtained recognition, after appearing in the teen sex comedy film “American Pie” in 1999. The film was written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz. She won the Young Hollywood Awards in the category of Best Ensemble Cast in 2000.
Hannigan gained worldwide recognition when she starred on the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” where she played Willow Rosenberg from 1997–2003. She won the Saturn Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actress on Television. She also won Teen Choice Awards and nominated for several awards such as Teen Choice Awards, Saturn Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Satellite Awards.
In 2003, she appeared in the film ” American Wedding” in 2003 playing Michelle Flaherty. For her role, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards.Hannigan appeared as a lead role Lily Aldrin in the American sitcom “How I Met Your Mother.” She appeared with the stars such as Josh Radnor, George Finn, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Cristin Milioti. She starred in the series from 2005 to 2014, where she won two People’s Choice Awards. She was also nominated for Teen Choice Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
Currently, Hannigan is hosting the television series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” since 2016.
Alyson Hannigan Personal Life
Alyson Hannigan is a happily married woman. She married to her Buffy the Vampire Slayer recurring co-star Alexis Denisof on October 11, 2003, at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California.
The couple welcomed their first child a girl named Satyana Marie Denisof who was born on March 24, 2009. On May 23, 2012, the couple welcomed their second child named Keeva Jane Denisof. Currently, she is living with her family in Encino.
Alyson Hannigan was also in a relationship with drummer Ginger Fish in 1990, but they ended their relationship in 1998.
Alyson Hannigan Net Worth
The 5′ 5″ actress has won the million heart through her acting. Most of her income source hails from her acting, hosting and endorsements. Alyson Hannigan and husband Alexis Denisof dropped $8 million on a four-bed, six-bath home for sale in Los Angeles, CA in 2015, especially in the posh Brentwood Park neighborhood.
The 6,484-square-foot spread is a classic American Traditional estate located on an extravagant 26,000-square-foot lot.The couple also own a three-bed, two-bath home in sunny Santa Monica, CA. They purchased that 4,186-square-foot spot for $1.936 million back in 2002.Alyson Hannigan is living her luxurious life with her family, and as of 2017, her estimated net worth has $30 million.