Alyson Hannigan

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Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Michelle Flaherty in four American Pie films, and Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hannigan was born in Washington, D.C. She is the only child of Emilie Posner Haas, a real estate agent, and Al Hannigan, a truck driver. Her father is of Irish descent and her mother is Jewish. Her parents divorced when she was two and she was raised mostly by her mother in Atlanta, Georgia. At age four, Hannigan began appearing in commercials. She moved to Hollywood at age 11. Living with her mother and attending North Hollywood High School, she successfully auditioned for agents while visiting her father in Santa Barbara. After attending North Hollywood High School, she attended California State University, Northridge where she earned a degree in psychology. Hannigan's first major film role was in My Stepmother Is an Alien, a science fiction comedy released in 1988; one of her co-stars in the film was actor Seth Green, who would later join her in the regular cast of Buffy as her on-screen boyfriend.
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