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Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C., to Emilie (Posner), a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. She began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress veteran, guest starring in Picket Fences (1992), ... See full bio »
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 2016/I Modern Love (post-production)
 2014 The McCarthys (TV Series)
- Red Sox Swap (2014) ... Pam
 2014 Sofia the First (TV Series)
- Winter's Gift (2014) ... Winter (voice)
 2014 More Time with Family (TV Movie)
Cindy Rizzo
 2011-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Finger Lenting Good (2013) ... (voice)
- Virtual In-Stanity (2011) ... Chelsea (voice)
 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Melody Juniper
- Flaming Moe (2011) ... Melody Juniper (voice)
 2009 Tit for Tat (TV Series)
- The Booby Scare (2009) ... Ally
 2009 The Goode Family (TV Series)
- Graffiti in Greenville (2009) ... Michelle (voice)
 2004 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Stacey Gibson
- Talking Shop (2004) ... Stacey Gibson (voice)
 2004 Americana (TV Movie)
 2004 In the Game (TV Movie)
 2002-2003 Rugrats (TV Series)
Cynthia P.I. / Young Starlet
- Clown Around/The Baby Rewards (2003) ... Young Starlet (voice)
- Happy Taffy/Imagine That (2002) ... Cynthia P.I. (voice)
- Quiet, Please/Early Retirement (2002) ... Cynthia P.I. (voice)
 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Video Game)
Willow Rosenberg (voice)
 2000 Boys and Girls
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
- Every Little Bit Alps (2000) ... Gerda (voice)
 1999-2000 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (TV Series)
- Return of Gigi (2000) ... Gigi (voice)
- All Howls Eve (1999) ... Gigi (voice)
 1999 Hayley Wagner, Star (TV Movie)
Jenna Jakes
 1996 For My Daughter's Honor (TV Movie)
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Peggy Patterson
- To Forgive Is Divine (1996) ... Peggy Patterson
 1996 A Case for Life (TV Movie)
 1996 Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Emma Daniels
 1995 The Stranger Beside Me (TV Movie)
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Cassie Peters
- Cassie's Choice (1994) ... Cassie Peters
 1993 Almost Home (TV Series)
- Hot Ticket (1993) ... Samantha
- The Dance (1993) ... Samantha
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Movie)
Gina Twigg, Age 13-16
 1990 Roseanne (TV Series)
- Like, a New Job (1990) ... Jan
 1989-1990 Free Spirit (TV Series)
Jessie Harper
- Love and Death (1990) ... Jessie Harper
- Blast from the Past (1990) ... Jessie Harper
- We Gotta Be Me (1990) ... Jessie Harper
- Radio Nights (1989) ... Jessie Harper
- The New Secretary (1989) ... Jessie Harper
 1985 Impure Thoughts
Patty Stubbs (as Allison Hannigan)
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TV commercial: Oreo cookies. See more »

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11 Interviews | 11 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Allison Hannigan


5' 4½" (1.64 m)

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Asked in a May 6, 2003, interview by Fred Topel what might be her final thoughts on playing Willow Rosenberg, Hannigan answered, "Oh, I'm going to miss everything. It's been the most amazing and significant job of my life obviously and I'll always have it near and dear to my heart. I'm so grateful and appreciative that I worked with the best crew and the best writers and producers and cast and I ... See more »


Her character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Willow Rosenberg, once mentions that she wrote Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) fan-fiction as a girl. Hannigan went on to star in How I Met Your Mother (2005) with Neil Patrick Harris, who as a boy played Doogie Howser. See more »


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