Alyson Hannigan is an American born actress who is famously known for her small-screen gigs. The actress first established herself with the character of Willow Rosenberg on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (between 1997 – 2003). She was a member of the ensemble cast on How I Met Your Mother (from 2005–2014). Hannigan may not be such a big-screen staple, but she will always be remembered for her performance in the American Pie film series, a film where she portrayed Michelle Flaherty.
Alyson Hannigan Bio (Age and Background Info)
She was born on the March 24, 1974, as Alyson Lee Hannigan in Washington, DC, USA. When she became 2 years old, her parents Emilie (Posner) Haas and dad Alan Hannigan separated. Therefore Alyson became their only daughter.
Alyson was then brought up by her Jewish mother, Emilie, who, apart from being a real estate agent, was additionally a photographer. Serving as a photographer, Emilie would frequently photograph Alyson for a modeling job that needed a baby, and Alyson just turned to love being in front of cameras.
Thanks to those great photos, Alyson from the age of just 4 began appearing in various commercials for companies such as McDonald’s, Oreos, and Six Flags. To even better her chances at a show business job, her mom relocated with her at the age of just 11 to Holywood.
But her father, who was a truck driver for Teamsters and is of Irish heritage, was not entirely out of her life. While Alyson went to North Hollywood High School, she’d visit him in Santa Barbara.
During high school, Alyson played soccer and the clarinet as extracurricular school activities. She further successfully scored an agent, and the acting gigs began coming.
Despite being actively connected in Hollywood, Alyson took her academics very seriously. Following graduating from North Hollywood High in 1992, she continued to study psychology at California State University, Northridge graduating about 1996.
Her significant movie role was in 1988’s My Stepmother Is an Alien, while her first small-screen performance was as Jessie Harper in Free Spirit (in 1989 – 1990). Afterward, she appeared in other films like Roseanne, Switched at Birth, Touched by an Angel, and also Picket Fences.
Alyson’s huge break came wither her character in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which became a big hit, propelling her to extensive recognition. For her character in the film, she won a Saturn Award for the Best Supporting Actress and also a Teen Choice Award both in 2002.
Thanks to the progress of the show, Alyson started to score film gigs, most of which were teen-focused. These included the American Pie film series, and Boys and Girls (in 2000).
Alyson guest starred in a series of films before getting her next huge role in How I Met Your Mother. When the show ended in 2014, things went calm for a while. During that time, she appeared in pilot scenes of More Time with Family and The First Wives Club, which were never picked up. Alyson was next seen as the hostess of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Fortunately, her next pilot drama, “Man of the House,” of which Kerry Washington is an executive producer, got chosen up by ABC in March of 2018.
What’s Her Net Worth
At the commencement of her career, Alyson enhanced her meager paychecks by babysitting the kids of Bob Saget, who would become her co-star in How I Met Your Mother film, a gig that paid Alyson more than $300,000 for each episode. That paycheck contributed mainly to the $8 million she saved in 2013, which earned her a berth on the Forbes list of highest-paid TV actresses.
But before that time, Alyson was already a millionaire. Her per episode earnings for Buffy peaked at $250,000. Alyson made approximately $8.7 million from the series.
In addition to her performance gig, another way Alyson makes cash is by flipping real estates. She definitely learned a tip or two from her real estate broker mom. All of these efforts and more have added in giving Alyson Hannigan a total net worth of $30 million.
Who is Alyson Hannigan’s Husband?
Alyson Hannigan’s Husband is Alexis Denisof. They first met on the set of Buffy, which Alexis participated in season 3 to characterize the role of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. He would then go on to become a star of the spin-off show Angel (between 1999 – 2004).
Following a brief period of happy dating, the couple got married on October 11, 2003, during a three-day ceremony at Two Bunch Palms Resort.
Alexis Denisof was born on February 25, in 1966, in Salisbury, Maryland, to Dr. Christiana Taylor and father, Gerald Denisof. He is of Russian, French, and Irish lineage. At the age of 17, he moved to London, England, where he went to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art while working.
Denisof started his carer as a fight director in theater before moving to TV and film. One of his earliest major feature films was the 1989’s Murder Story. After his breakout character in Angel ended, he joined his lovely wife in How I Met Your Mother performing the guest role of Sandy Rivers. He had a minor character in The Avengers (2012) and Guardians of the Galaxy (in 2014).
Alyson and her husband Alexis both share two children together, daughters; Satyana Marie Denisof, born on March 24, 2009 (also Alyson’s birthday) and Keeva Jane Denisof, who was born May 23, 2012.
The family together lives in an $8 million mansion in Encino, California, which they acquired in 2016. That purchase came after they flipped their Brentwood Hills home for a $260,000 profit.
The first house they ever purchased was a 4,200-square-foot, Spanish-style home in Santa Monica. They paid about $2 million for it, and in February of 2018, they put it up for sale at $5.1 million. In March of 2018, they listed their three-bedroom Atlanta condo for rent at $6,500 every month.