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.
Is very good friends with singer Pink who named her daughter Willow. Hannigan praised her name choice on Twitter.
Forbes 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.
When 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.
She 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]
Returned 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).
Was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Keeva when she completed filming the 7th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
Gave 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.
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Satyana to begin filming the 5th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Satyana when she completed filming the 4th season of How I Met Your Mother (2005).
Gave 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.
Voted #42 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
Babysat 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.
She 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.
Has 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.
Her wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine.
At age 11 moved from Atlanta, Georgia, to Los Angeles
Married to Alexis Denisof. Denisof proposed during a trip to Northern California wine country during the 2002 holiday season. They were married in October 2003
She 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).
She (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]
Has 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.
The 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.
Alyson'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.
Played soccer until she got an injury in her early teens.
Was a clarinet player in junior high school.
Graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1992.
[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."
Asked 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."
Nerds are far more interesting human in later life. - on the varying times of "blossoming" for individuals.
You need to suffer to be interesting.
It's like walking around a history book. You have all these beautiful buildings that were built before 1980. - on London.
[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".
"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].