Alyson Hannigan began her acting career at the age of four, when she started out shooting commercials for McDonald’s and Oreos. When she was eleven years old her family moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
She soon began landing guest-starring roles on television shows and TV movies.
In 1997 Alyson landed the role of Willow on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, the first of three major roles she would become famous for. Her second big break came when she starred as band geek Michelle Flaherty in the hit “American Pie” films.
In 2002 Alyson announced her engagement to actor Alexis Denisof. They were married on October 11, 2003.
After 5 years on “Buffy”, she moved on to the role of Lily Aldridge on the successful comedy series “How I Met Your Mother”, which is still in production.
In 2009 Alyson received a very special delivery on her birthday – daughter Satyana Marie. She said of becoming a mom: “It’s changed me in every way because my life is so much greater. It filled a void I never knew was there—it’s the most amazing experience of my life. I just feel so blessed to get to be on this journey—to be a mommy. She is just the greatest baby.”
Marriage: Alexis Denisof 10/11/03
Children: Satyana Marie Denisof 3/24/09