Alyson Hannigan

Biography: This appealing actress specializes in playing awkward, nebbishy characters who somehow manage to possess a come-hither allure. A former child model who landed her first job in an instructional film at the age of 3 months, Hannigan moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles and segued to acting while in her teens. After a number of stints on such series as Free Spirit, Roseanne and Touched by an Angel, she came to prominence in 1997 on Joss Whedon's inventive fantasy-dramedy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, portraying nerdy witch Willow Rosenberg and adding a charming, oddball element to the character for six seasons. (She also played the character in a recurring turn on Angel, a Buffy spin-off.) Both her acting and love life blossomed while on Buffy, as she ended up marrying costar Alexis Denisof. She then scored a plum part in the big-screen American Pie trilogy as high-school flutist Michelle Flaherty, whose band-geek exterior belied an overly naughty persona. After making her stageThis appealing actress specializes in playing awkward, nebbishy characters who somehow manage to possess a come-hither allure. A former child model who landed her first job in an instructional film at the age of 3 months, Hannigan moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles and segued to acting while in her teens. After a number of stints on such series as Free Spirit, Roseanne and Touched by an Angel, she came to prominence in 1997 on Joss Whedon's inventive fantasy-dramedy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, portraying nerdy witch Willow Rosenberg and adding a charming, oddball element to the character for six seasons. (She also played the character in a recurring turn on Angel, a Buffy spin-off.) Both her acting and love life blossomed while on Buffy, as she ended up marrying costar Alexis Denisof. She then scored a plum part in the big-screen American Pie trilogy as high-school flutist Michelle Flaherty, whose band-geek exterior belied an overly naughty persona. After making her stage debut in 2004 in a London production of When Harry Met Sally, she returned to her small-screen roots in 2005 to star on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. She indeed became a mother in 2009, giving birth to a baby girl, Satyana Denisof. Expand

Alyson Hannigan's Scores

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Average career score: 40
Highest Metascore: 62 Flora & Ulysses
Lowest Metascore: 11 Date Movie
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
62 Flora & Ulysses Feb 19, 2021 Phyllis / Phyllis Buckman 5.5
tbd Do You Take This Man Jul 7, 2017 Rachael / Rachael tbd
49 American Reunion Apr 6, 2012 Michelle Flaherty-Levenstein / Michelle / Michelle Flaherty-Levenstein 7.2
11 Date Movie Feb 17, 2006 Julia Jones 2.8
43 American Wedding Aug 1, 2003 Michelle Flaherty 7.2
43 American Pie 2 Aug 10, 2001 Michelle Flaherty 5.9
29 Boys and Girls Jun 16, 2000 Betty 6.9
58 American Pie Jul 9, 1999 Michelle Flaherty 4.2
27 Dead Man on Campus Aug 21, 1998 Lucy / Lucy tbd