Alyson Lee Hannigan is publicly beloved actresses and is most popular for her role in the comedy sitcom show ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ She is also known for portraying Michelle Flaherty in comedy movie series ‘American Pie.’
She has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
Alyson was born on 24th March of 1974 in Washington, DC. She is the only child of mother Emilie Haas who is a real estate agent and a Jewish. Her father Al Hannigan, on the other hand, is a truck driver and has an Irish ancestry.
When she was only 2-years-old, her parents got a divorce. Since then, she moved to Atlanta, Georgis, with her mother.
In 1992, Alyson graduated High School from North Hollywood High School. During her high school, she also played the Clarinet.
Alyson went to California State University, Northridge and also has a degree in Psychology. During her college years, Hannigan was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Alyson Hannigan started to appear in commercials from a very young age of 4. When she was 11, she moved to Hollywood with her mother. Hannigan auditioned for numerous agents while she visited her father in Santa Barbara. The auditions were a huge success.
As an actress
Alyson’s first major role in a film was in a sci-fi comedy movie ‘ My Stepmother Is an Alien.’ The film was released in 1988. In the same year, she also got a small but recurring role in ‘Free Spirit’ which is an ABC fantasy sitcom.
Hannigan also worked in a video game store and as a babysitter to make her career as an actress work out/
She featured as Willow Rosenberg in 1997’s TV series on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’. The series was a huge success, and Alyson gained huge attention and success through it. She received $60 thousand per episode. It has been estimated that she earned more than $8 million from the series.
As a teenager, she appeared in numerous movies like 1999’s American Pie. Initially, Hannigan was offered the role of Heather in the movie series. But she took the role of Michelle as she found the character funnier and more suited for herself. Later on, she played the character in other series of the film.
Alyson made her West End debut in early 2004 as she starred in When Harry Met Sally (Stage adaptation). It took place opposite to Luke Perry at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
How I Met Your Mother and Recent Works
Hannigan landed the role of Lily Aldrin in the hit TV comedy series ‘How I Met Your Mother’ in the year 2005. The series was a huge success, and it has a total of nine series from 2005 to 2014. Her portrayal of Lily is considered to be among her best works.
Apart from that, Hannigan was very connected to the co-stars of the show. As she once teared up on stage while promoting the last episode of the series. Hannigan was asked about her co-star Jason Segel who played the role of her husband. She got emotional and did not talk about it.
While working in ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ Alyson also made frequent guest appearances as Trina Echolls in Veronica Mars. In 2006, she also starred in a parody of romantic comedies ‘Date Movie’, as Julia Jones.
Later in 2009, she made an appearance in The Goode Family.
In 2016, she hosted Penn & Teller: Fool Us which is also a television show.
In 2000, Alyson Hannigan won the Young Hollywood Awards for Best Ensemble Cast. In addition to that, she won the award for her role of Michelle in American Pie. Later in 2002, for her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alyson won the Teen Choice Awards and Saturn Awards.
For her role of Lily Aldrin in ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ she won a People’s Choice Awards in the years 2009 and 2012.
Actress Alyson Hannigan is currently 42-years-old. She stands five ft 4 in tall, and she weighs 115 pounds (52 kg). Her body measurement reads 32-23-32 inches with her bust size at 32B.
Relationships, Marriage, and Children
Alyson Hannigan married to Alexis Denisof, her co-star from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The pair got married on 11th October of 2003 at Two Bunch Palms Resort in Desert Hot Springs, California.
She also has two daughters with him. Her first daughter Satyana Marie Denisof was born on 24th March 2009 (her own birthday). Hannigan gave birth to her second child on 23rd May of 2012. Her name is Keeva Jane Denis.
The family is currently residing at Encino.
Alyson Hannigan has a total of 1.15 million followers on her official Twitter page. She also has more than three hundred thousand likes and followers on her official Facebook fan page.
American actress Alyson Hannigan has an estimated net worth of $18 million. She earned the sum through her career as an actress. She made $350 thousand for each episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother, ‘ with her estimated monthly salary about $9.5 million.
In the year 2013, Hannigan was rumored to have had a breast augmentation surgery. She has not yet spoken on the topic.