Alyson was born in Washington, DC in 1974. Her parents divorced in 1976 when she was only 2, and by 1978 she was living in Atlanta and working in commercials for Oreos, McDonalds, and Six Flags Amusement Parks.
In 1985 she moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles and began
Alyson does not use a nanny in the raising of her daughter.
Alyson supports the StubHub's Mom's Night Out program. This program celebrates mothers and works with the Adopt-A-Classroom program.
Alyson co-hosted the Revlon Run/Walk for Women with Halle Berry on May 7, 2011.
Alyson and her husband Alexis attended the 15th Annual Lint Roller Party that was held by the Best Friends Animal Society in 2008. Attending with them were their dogs Alex, Zippy and Daisy.
Alyson participated in the 24th annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in 2000. She finished 14th.
Alyson is supporting Jonathan's Charity Campaign for the March of Dimes.
As of May 2011, Alyson is living in Brentwood, CA with husband Alexis and daughter Sati.
Alyson and her daughter Sati both share the same birthdate; March 24th.
Alyson won a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actress in 2010 for her role as Lily on How I Met Your Mother.
Alyson is on the April cover of the Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine.
Alyson was part of Funny Women of 20th Comedy panel in 2011. The Panel included Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele and Martha Plimpton.
Alyson's daughter is named Satyana but goes by the nickname of Sati.
Alyson is #46 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads for 2011."
Alyson is ranked #99 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".
Alyson was invited to join the cast of the TV show In The Game (2005), but begged off, citing creative differences. She 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. Alyson chose to walk away from the offer.
Alyson and Alexis Denisof own a mansion in Sacramento, California.
Alyson won Teen Choice Award in nomination Choice TV Sidekick and Saturn Award in nomination Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series for Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 2003.
Hannigan's first major film role was in the science fiction comedy My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988).
While acting in When Harry Met Sally, Alyson questioned the level of security at the London theater when a man in his mid twenties gained access to Alyson's dressing room. He was then stopped by security, and Alyson and her co-star Luke Perry weren't allowed to leave until he was ushered out of the way.
Alyson Hannigan appeared on the UK show The Big Breakfast and was confused when they played a game called Call My Bluffy.
In 2000, Alyson Hannigan was a spokeswoman for breast cancer and appeared in a four page brochures in various magazines to raise awareness about the disease.
Alyson Hannigan's nickname is Allycat.
Alyson introduced Joss Whedon to the music of the band Nerf Herder. This led to Nerf Herder getting the job for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme song.
Alyson Hannigan remains the only female co-star on the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer to be a "big-bad" for one of the seasons and appear in the main credits.
Sarah Michelle Gellar wasn't in town when Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired its first few episodes and she had no idea if it was doing any good or not. Alyson kept calling Sarah telling her about the publicity and the fan base the show had.
Alyson Hannigan did not play Willow in the original, unaired pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The character was originally played by actress Riff Regan, but Alyson replaced her in the first episode of the show.
Alyson describes herself as a horrible singer and because of that, she asked Joss Whedon that she not be given too many songs or lines in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More, With Feeling".
Alysondid not be appear in Buffy the Animated Series as the production of the series has been cancelled.
During one summer break while Alyson was in high school, she took a job at her local zoo which involved cleaning out the animal's waste.
Alyson's chinese astrological sign is a Tiger.
Alyson has stated that her favorite movie is Good Fellas.
Alyson is related to the drummer of Marilyn Manson, Ginger Fish AKA Kenny Wilson.
When she was younger, Alyson played the clarinet.
The band Juvenile Wreck wrote a song about her, appropriately titled Alyson Hannigan.
Alyson has stated that her favorite amusement park is Six Flags.
Alyson was nominated for Best Young Actress at Young Artist Awards in 1990 from FREE SPIRIT for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Fantasy in 1989 for her work in My Stepmother is an Alien.
Alyson's parents divorced when she was 2.
Alyson played soccer until she got an injury in her early teens.
Alyson graduated from California State University, Northridge. She majored in Psychology.
Alyson has been good friends with Seth Green since they met while filming My Stepmother is an Alien.
Alyson graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1992.
Her wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
Alyson Hannigan has a tattoo of tribal dolphins on her right ankle, a turtle on her left ankle and a Japanese kanji (for luck and happiness) on her back.
Her height is 5'6".
Alyson is of Irish ethnicity.
American Pie producers offered her the part of Heather, but Alyson wanted the role of Michelle. She eventually got the role that she wanted.
Alyson played opposite Luke Perry in the Theatrical version of When Harry met Sally. Alyson starred on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the TV series, while Luke Perry appeared in the movie version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Alyson made an estimated $8,700,000 in earnings from her work on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Alyson has 10 Action Figures based off her character of Willow, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They include White Witch Willow, Dopplegangland Willow, World Tour Willow, Transformation Willow, Series 1 Willow, Series 1 Varient Willow, Vampire Willow, Willow and Tara Together Forever, Season 5 Willow, and Dark Willow.
While working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alyson made $60,000 per episode in the series 7th season.
Alyson and Alexis Denisof became engaged on Christmas 2002 and were married on Saturday, October 11 2003
Alyson: (on her 2011 pregnancy rumor) NO, I'm not pregnant! I just ate too much carnival food, that time of the month, hurt my back & couldn't suck my gut in, & need 2 do cardio!
Alyson: (On the finale of How I Met Your Mother) The writers on our show always have a lots of things up their sleeves for the season finale.
Alyson: (on motherhood) Motherhood has changed me completely for the better, and I really think it has taught me to slow down and try to go at her pace as much as I can.
Alyson: (on the possible Buffy reboot with Joss Whedon) A BUFFY movie without Joss, I would crap on that. Joss was Buffy.
Alyson: Have you ever had sex on the Buffy set? No. Some of the other crew members have, but I'm not saying who.
Alyson: (on her daughter Sati) Satyana said "Oppsy daisy" this morning. How am I suppose to handle this level of cuteness?!?
Alyson: (about getting away for the night) It doesn't really even matter what you do, it's just that you're doing it. There's something really lovely about saying 'she's with the babysitter and I'm closing the door.
Alyson: (when asked how often a Mom should take a break) Every night! I'm just kidding. Needs and should are different! My husband and I are really trying to be good about date night. So once a week we get a babysitter and we go, even if it's just go to dinner. Just to know that you have that to look forward to is such a gift.
Alyson: (talking about a certain late night host) Certain hosts have you do your pre-interview and then you have to go on the show and retell every story verbatim or you're not coming back. Every show is different that way. I'm not saying who, but it's not Jimmy's.
Alyson: (when did she knew she wanted to act) Just from the moment I was born, I knew this is what I wanted to do. So I was lucky that way. But I absolutely had a wonderful teacher in high school. Her name was Mrs. Horn. She was the English and drama teacher. She was so supportive and encouraging and went above and beyond.
Alyson: (On the seaon finale of How I Met Your Mother) You'll get some pieces to the puzzle, and you'll get more empty spaces to the puzzle. And the baby talk is back on the table because that got sidetracked after the death of Marshall's father. But I think the fans will be really happy because it will be satisfying and frustrating all at the same time, which is what you want out of a season finale.
Alyson: (on keeping her daughter distracted) Exactly. Funny voices help, but she's smart, so I have to constantly come up with new ones. It takes a really funny voice to keep her from doing somersaults.
Alyson: (On her daughter Sati) Sati is hilarious all the time. She has a great sense of humor. She knows she's funny, too. Like whenever she does something cute, she gets this smile on her face and announces, "Funny baby!"
Alyson: (What she loves to have as a mother) Give me a good wet wipe and I'll be happy! And, I know this is terrible for the environment, but they now make sunscreen wet wipes and those have been coming in handy. Unfortunately, my daughter inherited my pale skin, so those are fantastic!
Alyson: (On motherhood) You are eating something that has just been spit out of a child's mouth – and not flinching at all!
Alyson: (on Mother's Day) My husband's so good at spoiling me. He'll have some special tricks up his sleeve. I'm just saying I hope it involves sleeping-in and hopefully maybe some kind of breakfast in bed. But honestly, as long as I'm with my husband and my daughter, it's going to be a great day.
Alyson: When I got to L.A., I would walk around with my head held high, just waiting to be discovered.
Alyson: (about filming How I Met Your Mother) I miss the intensity and drama of Buffy, but feel lucky to be on a set where all day long we just make each other laugh.
Alyson: (about action figure of Willow) Oh look, they gave me boobs!
Alyson: (about ending Buffy the Vampire Slayer) We've known for a while even though nothing has been said. I think everybody is pretty much feeling it was a good run and it's time to go.
Alyson: Cat in the Hat is fine, but not during sex.
Alyson: (Alyson on being presumed dead) There was a rumor that I was dead. I happened to be off work that day and I had a beeper and the batteries had died so I was just shopping and looking round book stores. People were frantically trying to get in touch with me and people were calling hospitals and the news, people were calling my agent trying to see if it was true, and I got home and my voice mail was filled with people going, "Call me if you're ok" - and I was completely oblivious.
Alyson: (Alyson on filming an Angel episode with husband Alexis Denisof.) It was great for a change to share a week's work, rather than being on different projects. With the hours Alexis and I spend on set you can tend to pass like ships in the night. Weekends, however, are great because we can share precious time together. But when we're at home, I promise you, we certainly don't talk about vampires or suck each other's blood for tea.
Alyson: There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks.
Alyson: I know quickly whether a guy is boyfriend material. If I can have a good time doing absolutely nothing with him, then that's boyfriend material for me. Like if we're able to have fun at a gas station. I've had some really good times at gas stations.
Alyson: (Alyson on her time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) It's been the most amazing and signigicant job of my life, obviously, and I'll always have it near to me heart.
Alyson: (Alyson on being nervous with some Buffy the Vampire Slayer lines that were in Latin) I had butterflies in my stomach. I don't know why I was so nervous-maybe because I don't know how to pronounce half the lines I have to say today. They're in some made-up language.
Alyson: (Alyson talking about her fans) It's great that they're devoted. But, it makes you a little paranoid too, wondering how they're gonna interpret every little thing you do.
Alyson: I love this profession, but God, it can just destroy people, and I don't want that to happen and become some monster.
Alyson: I want to stay true to who I am by trying to be in the moment.
Alyson: There's a very wild side to me, but it's calming down.
Alyson: This is what I always wanted to do in my entire life, so I am not going to sit here and complain that it is so terrible to be in successful movies, because it becomes a trilogy!
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