Hannigan, Alyson 1974–

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HANNIGAN, Alyson 1974


Full name, Allison Lee Hannigan; born March 24, 1974, in Washington, DC; daughter of Al (a truck driver) and Emily (a real estate agent) Hannigan; married Alexis Denisof (an actor), October 11, 2003. Education: Studied psychology at California State University at Northridge. Avocational Interests: Surfing the web, Dr. Seuss, and kickboxing.

Addresses: Agent Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager Lovett Management, 1327 Brinkley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Publicist Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Spokesperson for breast cancer; appeared in television commercials for Oreo cookies (1978), McDonald's, Six Flags Amusement Parks, and Mylanta (1993); appeared in print ads for Jansport (1998).

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a motion picture comedy or fantasy, 1989, for My Stepmother Is an Alien; Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress starring in a television series, 1990, for Free Spirit; Saturn Award nominations, best supporting actress on television, 2001, 2002, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, TV Guide Award nomination, supporting actress of the year in a drama series, 2001, Teen Choice Awards, TVchoice sidekick, 2002, Saturn Award, best supporting actress in a television series, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, drama, 2003, all for Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.


Film Appearances:

Jessie Mills, My Stepmother Is an Alien, 1988.

Lucy, Dead Man on Campus, Paramount, 1998.

Michelle Flaherty, American Pie, Universal, 1999.

Betty, Boys and Girls, Dimension Films, 2000.

Michelle Flaherty, American Pie 2, Universal, 2001.

Lexi, Beyond the City Limits (also known as Rip It Off ), Spartan Home Entertainment, 2001.

Michelle Flaherty, American Wedding (also known as American Pie: The Wedding ), Universal, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jessie Harper, Free Spirit, ABC, 1989.

Willow Rosenberg, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer: The Series and Buffy ), The WB, 19972001, then UPN, 20022003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Gina Twig from ages 1316, Switched at Birth, NBC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dana, The Stranger Beside Me, 1995.

Kelly, For My Daughter's Honor (also known as Indecent Seduction ), CBS, 1996.

Iris, A Case for Life, ABC, 1996.

Jenna Jakes, Hayley Wagner, Star, Showtime, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, MTV Presents: Videos That Don't Suck, 1998.

Herself, Spotlight on Location: American Pie (also known as The Making of "American Pie "), 1999.

Herself, The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

Herself, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000.

Herself, The 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001.

Buffy's Back, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Making the Movie: American Pie II, MTV, 2001.

The 2001 TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2001.

The 2001 Radio Music Awards, ABC, 2001.

Herself, The 2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

Herself, A&E Biography: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Jan, Becky's friend, "Like, A New Job," Roseanne, ABC, 1990.

Samantha, "The Dance," Almost Home, ABC, 1993.

Samantha, "Hot Ticket, Almost Home, ABC, 1993.

Cassie Peters, "Cassie's Choice," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1994.

Peggy Patterson, "To Forgive Is Divine," Picket Fences, CBS, 1996.

Herself, Loveline, MTV, 1998.

Herself, The Howie Mandel Show, syndicated, 1998.

Herself, Donny & Marie, syndicated, 1999.

Herself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 1999, 2001.

Voice of Gigi, "All Howls Eve," 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Gigi, "Dog Day Out," 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Gigi, "Return of Gigi," 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Voice of Gerda, "Every Little Bit Alps," The Wild Thornberries (animated), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Herself, TFI Friday, Channel 4, 2000.

Willow Rosenberg, "Disharmony," Angel, The WB, 2001.

(Uncredited) Willow Rosenberg, "There's No Place Like Plrtz Glrb," Angel, The WB, 2001.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Herself, "Papua New Guinea," Celebrity Adventures, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2001.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2002.

Willow Rosenberg, "Orpheus," Angel, The WB, 2003.

Herself, Talking to Animals, ITV, 2003.

Today, 2003.

Live with Regis and Kelly, 2003.

Herself, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Biography, 2003.

Host, Pepsi Smash, The WB, 2003.

Also appeared as host, Big Urban Myth Show, MTV; in The Torkelsons, NBC; That '70s Show, Fox.


Video Games:

Voice of Willow Rosenberg, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Fox Interactive, 2002.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "You Wanted More" by Tonic.


Provided voice work for Anthony Stewart Head's Music for Elevators.



FemmeFatales, October, 1998, pp. 1921.

Parade, July 20, 2003, p. 14.

SciFi TV, April, 1999.

TV Guide, January 30, 1999, p. 43.