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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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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Willow Rosenberg
American Pie
American Pie Michelle Flaherty
American Reunion
American Reunion Michelle
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother Lily Aldrin / Jasmine / Lily


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 2019 Kim Possible (post-production)
Dr. Ann Possible
 2018 Man of the House (TV Movie)
 2018 Fancy Nancy (TV Series)
Claire Clancy
- La Danse of Friendship/Shoe La La! (2018) ... Claire Clancy (voice)
 2011-2018 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Margaret / Brigitta von Trapp / Steelheart
- Shall I Visit the Dinosaurs? (2018) ... Margaret / Brigitta von Trapp (voice)
- Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2 (2011) ... Steelheart (voice)
 2016 The First Wives Club (TV Movie)
 2016 Do You Take This Man
 2014 More Time with Family (TV Movie)
Cindy Rizzo
 2014 The McCarthys (TV Series)
- Red Sox Swap (2014) ... Pam
 2014 Sofia the First (TV Series)
- Winter's Gift (2014) ... Winter (voice)
 2005-2014 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Lily Aldrin / Jasmine / Lily
- Last Forever: Part Two (2014) ... Lily
- Last Forever: Part One (2014) ... Lily Aldrin
- The End of the Aisle (2014) ... Lily Aldrin
- Gary Blauman (2014) ... Lily Aldrin / Jasmine
- Daisy (2014) ... Lily Aldrin
 2011-2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Finger Lenting Good (2013) ... (voice)
- Virtual In-Stanity (2011) ... Chelsea (voice)
 2012 American Reunion
 2011 Love, Wedding, Marriage
 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)
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Hottie Penguin (voice)
 2006 Date Movie
Julia Jones
 2005 Veronica Mars (TV Series)
Trina Echolls
- My Mother, the Fiend (2005) ... Trina Echolls
- Hot Dogs (2005) ... Trina Echolls
- Ruskie Business (2005) ... Trina Echolls
 2004 Americana (TV Movie)
 2004 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series (TV Movie)
Willow Rosenberg (voice)
 2004 In the Game (TV Movie)
Paula Cale
 2004 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Stacey Gibson
- Talking Shop (2004) ... Stacey Gibson (voice)
 2004 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Suzy Simpson
- Won't Get Fooled Again (2004) ... Suzy Simpson
- Sally Simpson (2004) ... Suzy Simpson
 2003 American Wedding
Michelle Flaherty
 1997-2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Willow Rosenberg
- Chosen (2003) ... Willow Rosenberg
- End of Days (2003) ... Willow Rosenberg
- Touched (2003) ... Willow Rosenberg
- Empty Places (2003) ... Willow Rosenberg
- Dirty Girls (2003) ... Willow Rosenberg
 2001-2003 Angel (TV Series)
Willow Rosenberg
- Orpheus (2003) ... Willow Rosenberg
- There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb (2001) ... Willow Rosenberg
- Disharmony (2001) ... Willow Rosenberg
 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)
 2001 American Pie 2
Michelle Flaherty
 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)
- Dog Day Out (1999) ... Gigi (voice)
 1999 Hayley Wagner, Star (TV Movie)
Jenna Jakes
 1999 American Pie
Michelle Flaherty
 1998 Dead Man on Campus
 1996 Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Emma Daniels
 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)
 1995 The Stranger Beside Me (TV Movie)
 1994 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Cassie Peters
- Cassie's Choice (1994) ... Cassie Peters
 1993 Mylanta: with Alyson Hannigan (Short)
 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
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien
Jessie Mills
 1985 Impure Thoughts
Patty Stubbs (as Allison Hannigan)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Sally") in "When Harry Met Sally" stage play in London, United Kingdom. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 11 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 28 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Allison Hannigan


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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 »


She was invited to join the cast of the TV show In the Game (2004), but backed off, citing creative differences. Hannigan was supposed to play the best friend of the character played by Jennifer Love Hewitt, but according to a Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service interview reported January 25, 2005, she was unhappy with the diminished, trivialized role they presented her with. She chose to walk ... See more »


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