Actresses

Alyson Hannigan Net Worth

Alyson Hannigan Net Worth is
$18 Million

Alyson Hannigan Biography

Alyson Lee Hannigan was born on 24th March, 1974, in Washington, D.C. on Irish (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. She is an American actress who became famous after 1997, when she played Willow Rosenberg in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, a popular television series at the end of the ‘90s.

So just how rich is Alyson Hannigan? Alyson’s net worth is estimated $18 million, most of her money having been made in television and film industry. She started by earning $60,000 per episode in the first seasons of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and arrived in 2003 to a $250,000 salary for each episode of the series. Media has estimated that only the role of Willow has brought Alyson over $8.5 million. In 2013, the actress was number 12 in Forbes’ Highest Paid TV Actresses Top, after earning about $8 million in the previous year, mostly from her role in the television series “How I Met Your Mother”, which was bringing her about $300,000 for episode. To her salary in the series other $3 million were added for her part in the movie “American Reunion”. The actress and her husband own a 4,186 square feet home house in Santa Monica, bought in 2002 for about $2 million. Alyson has two cars, a Lexus CT 200h and a Lexus RX 400H.

Alyson Hannigan Net Worth $18 Million

Alyson’s parents divorced when she was 2, so she was raised mostly by her mother. Her acting career started when she was only 4 by appearing in commercials and she moved to Los Angeles when she was 11. Some of the brands she used to work with as a child are Mylanta, Duncan Hines, McDonald’s, Six Flags, and Oreos. Alyson Hannigan graduated from California State University, in Northridge, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Alyson has a degree in psychology.

In 1988 she became known by appearing in the comedy “My Stepmother Is an Alien” and in 1989 she had her first regular role in “Free Spirit”, a series aired by ABC. She became famous after being cast in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and she was offered important parts in teenage movies, such as “American Pie”, “American Wedding”, and “Boys and Girls”. Until now, the actress has performed in 24 television series and 18 movies, which have significantly increased her net worth. Form these, the most important was being Lily Aldrin in “How I Met Your Mother”, a television series with 206 episodes in which the actress had the main role.

Alyson Hannigan won several awards for her activity in the film industry, including Best Ensemble Cast at Young Hollywood Awards (2000), Best Supporting Actress on Television at Saturn Awards (2002), and Favorite TV Comedy Actress at People’s Choice Awards (2009).

In 2004, Alyson Hannigan made her debut in theatre, playing in an adaptation of “When Harry Met Sally…” at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.

In 2003, Alyson Hannigan married Alexis Denisof, her costar from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and they have two daughters.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameAlyson Hannigan
Net Worth$18 Million
Salary$18 million
Date Of BirthMarch 24, 1974
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ProfessionActor
EducationCalifornia State University, Northridge, North Hollywood High School, California State University, Northridge, North Hollywood High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseAlexis Denisof (m. 2003)
ChildrenSatyana Marie Denisof, Keeva Jane Denisof
ParentsEmilie Posner, Al Hannigan
NicknamesAllison Lee Hannigan , Alyson Denisof , Alyson Lee Hannigan , Allycat , Allison Hannigan
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/alydenisof
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alyson_Hannigan
AwardsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress, Young Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble Cast, Young Hollywood Award for Best Ensemble Cast, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Sidekick, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress
NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Gal Pals, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Drama Series, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Gal Pals, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Drama Series
MoviesAmerican Reunion, American Pie 2, American Pie, American Wedding, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Dead Man on Campus, Boys and Girls, Love, Wedding, Marriage, Rip It Off, Farce of the Penguins, For My Daughter's Honor, The Stranger Beside Me, A Case for Life, Switched at Birth, Impure Thoughts, Do You Take This Man, Date Movie, In the Game, American Reunion, American Pie 2, American Pie, American Wedding, My Stepmother Is an Alien, Dead Man on Campus, Boys and Girls, Love, Wedding, Marriage, Rip It Off, Farce of the Penguins, For My Daughter's Honor, The Stranger Beside Me, A Case for Life, Switched at Birth, Impure Thoughts, Do You Take This Man, Date Movie, In the Game
TV ShowsHow I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Free Spirit, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Buffy the Animated Series, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Free Spirit, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Buffy the Animated Series


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
2Is very good friends with singer Pink who named her daughter Willow. Hannigan praised her name choice on Twitter.
3Forbes Magazine calculated her total earning for 2013 to be $8 million. Most of her income was based on her per-episode take at $300,000 for How I Met Your Mother (2005) plus syndication for re-runs of the show.
4When she promoted the final season of How I Met Your Mother (2005) on The Talk (2010), she became teary when asked what she would miss the most about co-star Jason Segel and was unable to answer the question. They played husband and wife during nine seasons.
5She is in London starring in the West End stage adaptation of Nora Ephron's When Harry Met Sally... (1989) , co-starring Luke Perry, which will run in the springtime. Afterwards, she is tentatively set to begin production on her new CBS television series. [March 2004]
6Returned to work 2 months after giving birth to her daughter Keeva in order to begin filming the 8th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
7Was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Keeva when she completed filming the 7th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
8Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a daughter Keeva Jane Denisof, on May 23, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Alexis Denisof.
9Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Satyana to begin filming the 5th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
10Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Satyana when she completed filming the 4th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
11Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Satyana Marie Denisof, on March 24, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Alexis Denisof.
12Voted #42 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
13Friends with How I Met Your Mother (2005) co-star Neil Patrick Harris.
14She is related to the drummer of Marilyn Manson, Ginger Fish (aka Kenny Wilson), and also to actor Steven Sutphen.
15Her favorite episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) is Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Hush (1999).
16She has been good friends with Seth Green since they met while filming My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988).
17She made an estimated $8,700,000 in earnings from her work on the series. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
18While working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), she made $60,000 per episode in the series' 7th season.
19She supports the StubHub's Mom's Night Out program. This program celebrates mothers and works with the Adopt-A-Classroom program.
20She introduced Joss Whedon to the music of the band Nerf Herder. This led to Nerf Herder getting the job for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) theme song.
21Used to be a vegan but stopped during her pregnancy.
22Good friends with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar and Emma Caulfield.
23Is Godmother of Joss Whedon's son, Arden, and her husband, Alexis Denisof, is his Godfather.
24Babysat for Bob Saget's children in her teens. Once went on vacation to Hawaii with his family. Two decades later, they co-starred together in How I Met Your Mother (2005), with Saget playing (the voice of) the older "Ted Mosby" and Hannigan playing younger Ted's best friend's fiancée.
25Her character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Willow Rosenberg, once mentions that she wrote Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989) fan-fiction as a girl. Hannigan went on to star in How I Met Your Mother (2005) with Neil Patrick Harris, who as a boy played Doogie Howser.
26Attended California State University in Northridge, California majored in Psychology
27Owns a mansion in Sacramento, California.
28Her father has Irish ancestry. Her maternal grandparents, Jacob Posner and Dorothy Mendel, were born to Russian Jewish immigrant families.
29Portrays the girlfriend of Seth Green's character in two different occasions. First was in the movie My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) and then later in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
30She was invited to join the cast of the TV show In the Game (2004), but backed off, citing creative differences. Hannigan was supposed to play the best friend of the character played by Jennifer Love Hewitt, but according to a Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service interview reported January 25, 2005, she was unhappy with the diminished, trivialized role they presented her with. She chose to walk away from the offer.
31Has had two songs recorded about her: "Alyson Hannigan" by Juvenile Wreck, and "This One Time" (named for her famous "This one time, at band camp..." quotes from American Pie (1999)) by The Malcolm Effect.
32Her wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
33At age 11 moved from Atlanta, Georgia, to Los Angeles
34Married to Alexis Denisof. Denisof proposed during a trip to Northern California wine country during the 2002 holiday season. They were married in October 2003
35She co-starred in the television series Free Spirit (1989). The program was about a witch. Interestingly, she has now played a witch on the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
36She (along with actresses Tangi Miller and Holly Marie Combs) is a spokesperson for breast cancer, and will appear in a new four page brochure (to be featured in Vogue, Glamour, Self, Mademoiselle, and Women's Sports and Fitness) to raise awareness about the disease. [May 2000]
37Has a tattoo of tribal dolphins on her ankle, a Japanese kanji (for luck and happiness) on her back, and a cartoon turtle on her left foot.
38The producers of American Pie (1999) originally wanted her to play the role of Heather, but she wanted to play the role of Michelle because she thought it was funnier.
39Alyson's parents divorced when she was 2. Her mother is a real estate agent in Atlanta, Georgia, and her father was a truck driver in Missouri.
40Played soccer until she got an injury in her early teens.
41Was a clarinet player in junior high school.
42Graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1992.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
American Reunion (2012)$3,000,000
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)$250,000 per episode (season 7)


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Red hair


Quotes

#Quote
1[She was asked in a May 6, 2003 interview by Fred Topel how she developed the "Willow voice"] I sort of got her voice when I was auditioning. I was sitting in the parking lot looking at the material, and I didn't have it, I didn't have it. Then there was one particular line which, from there on, I was like, "Okay, I know how I want to play this character."
2Asked in a May 6, 2003, interview by Fred Topel what might be her final thoughts on playing Willow Rosenberg, Hannigan answered, "Oh, I'm going to miss everything. It's been the most amazing and significant job of my life obviously and I'll always have it near and dear to my heart. I'm so grateful and appreciative that I worked with the best crew and the best writers and producers and cast and I love them all." The follow-up interview question was: "What would you like the fans to do with an extra hour in their schedule?" Hannigan replied firmly: "Read."
3Nerds are far more interesting human in later life. - on the varying times of "blossoming" for individuals.
4You need to suffer to be interesting.
5It's like walking around a history book. You have all these beautiful buildings that were built before 1980. - on London.
6[on her role as the witch "Willow", crossing over from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) to act in the episode Angel: Orpheus (2003) on the series Angel (1999), where her fiancé, Alexis Denisof, is a regular:] "I finally get to spend a day with my honey, so that's really nervous coming in. I had butterflies in my stomach. I don't know why I was so nervous -- maybe because I don't know how to pronounce half the lines I have to say today. They're in some made-up language".
7"It was great for a change to share a week's work, rather than being on different projects. With the hours Alexis and I spend on set, you can tend to pass like ships in the night. Weekends, however, are great because we can share precious time together. But when we're at home, I promise you, we certainly don't talk about vampires or suck each other's blood for tea" [on playing the season 4, episode 15, role of "Willow" as a crossover on Angel (1999) June 4, 2003].


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Comedy Actress
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2003SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest Science Fiction or Fantasy ActressBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest Ensemble CastAmerican Pie (1999)Jason Biggs

Chris Klein

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Shannon Elizabeth

Tara Reid

Eddie Kaye Thomas

Seann William Scott

Mena Suvari

Natasha Lyonne

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Gal PalsHow I Met Your Mother (2005)Cobie Smulders
2012Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: ComedyAmerican Reunion (2012)
2011People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite TV Comedy Actress
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHow I Met Your Mother (2005)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress - ComedyAmerican Wedding (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiplockAmerican Wedding (2003)Jason Biggs
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, DramaBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV SidekickBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsSupporting Actress of the Year in a Drama SeriesBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice SidekickBuffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a Television SeriesFree Spirit (1989)
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or FantasyMy Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The First Wives Club2016TV Movie pre-productionMaggie
Do You Take This Man2016Rachael
The McCarthys2014TV SeriesPam
Sofia the First2014TV SeriesWinter
How I Met Your Mother2005-2014TV SeriesLily Aldrin Jasmine
More Time with Family2014TV MovieCindy Rizzo
American Dad!2011-2013TV SeriesChelsea
American Reunion2012Michelle
Love, Wedding, Marriage2011Courtney
Robot Chicken2011TV SeriesSteelheart
The Simpsons2011TV SeriesMelody Juniper
Tit for Tat2009TV SeriesAlly
The Goode Family2009TV SeriesMichelle
Date Movie2006Julia Jones
Farce of the Penguins2006Hottie Penguin (voice)
Veronica Mars2005TV SeriesTrina Echolls
King of the Hill2004TV SeriesStacey Gibson
That '70s Show2004TV SeriesSuzy Simpson
Americana2004TV MovieAndrea
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Animated Series2004TV MovieWillow Rosenberg (voice)
In the Game2004TV Movie
American Wedding2003Michelle Flaherty
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1997-2003TV SeriesWillow Rosenberg
Angel2001-2003TV SeriesWillow Rosenberg
Rugrats2002-2003TV SeriesCynthia P.I. / Young Starlet
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2002Video GameWillow Rosenberg (voice)
Beyond the City Limits2001Lexi
American Pie 22001Michelle Flaherty
Boys and Girls2000Betty
The Wild Thornberrys2000TV SeriesGerda
100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd1999-2000TV SeriesGigi
Hayley Wagner, Star1999TV MovieJenna Jakes
American Pie1999Michelle Flaherty
Dead Man on Campus1998Lucy
For My Daughter's Honor1996TV MovieKelly
Picket Fences1996TV SeriesPeggy Patterson
A Case for Life1996TV MovieIris
Friends for Life1996TV MovieEmma Daniels
The Stranger Beside Me1995TV MovieDana
Touched by an Angel1994TV SeriesCassie Peters
Almost Home1993TV SeriesSamantha
Switched at Birth1991TV MovieGina Twigg, Age 13-16
Roseanne1990TV SeriesJan
Free Spirit1989-1990TV SeriesJessie Harper
My Stepmother Is an Alien1988Jessie Mills
Impure Thoughts1985Patty Stubbs (as Allison Hannigan)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How I Met Your Mother2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2001TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '991999TV SpecialHerself
Spotlight on Location: American Pie1999TV Short documentaryHerself
Gomorron1999TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHerself
MTV Presents: Videos That Don't Suck1998TV SpecialHerself
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHerself
Star Plates2016TV SeriesHerself
Penn & Teller: Fool Us2016TV SeriesHerself (host) / Herself - Host / Herself - host / ...
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Game Night2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player / Herself - Guest Star
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Actors Studio2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer and Presenter: Outstanding Variety Series
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself
The View2005-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Teens Wanna Know2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
IC Places Hollywood2012TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Attack of the Show!2012TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
CBS Fall Preview2009TV MovieHerself - Host
Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live2009TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS Cares2005-2008TV SeriesHerself
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHerself
In Bed with Carrie2007TV SeriesHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MADtv2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHerself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
'Buffy': Season 7 Overview2004Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 6 Overview2004Video documentary shortHerself
T42004TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Richard & Judy2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Style Star2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Talking to Animals2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pepsi Smash2003TV Series documentaryHost
The Daily Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 20022002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
VH-1 Behind the Movie2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Backstory2002TV Series documentaryHerself / Willow Rosenberg
Good Times with Cast and Crew of 'American Pie 2'2002Video documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Adventures2001TV SeriesHerself
The Big Breakfast2000-2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Howard Stern2001TV SeriesHerself
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHerself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter
TFI Friday2000TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
1999 MTV Movie Awards1999TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV SeriesHerself
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesMichelle Flaherty
Great TV Mistakes2010TV Movie documentaryWillow Rosenberg (uncredited)
Timeshift2006TV Series documentaryWillow Rosenberg
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHerself
'Angel': Season One2003Video documentary shortWillow Rosenberg (uncredited)
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