ByMatthew Chapman, writer at Creators.co
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Alyson Hannigan!

Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday.

Alyson Lee Hannigan was born on the 24th of March 1974 in Washington, DC.

Hannigan began her acting career at the age of 4, appearing in commercials for Oreos, McDonald's and Six Flags.

Alyson has also had two songs written and recorded about her; "Alyson Hannigan" by Juvenile Wreck, and "This One Time" by The Malcolm Effect.

In 2003, Hannigan married co-star Alexis Denisof and the two now have two children together.

Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof.
Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof.

Hannigan movie credits include My Stepmother Is an Alien, Dead Man on Campus, Date Movie and Love, Wedding, Marriage.

While Hannigan's TV appearances include Roseanne, Touched by an Angel, Picket Fences, The Wild Thornberrys, Rugrats, That '70s Show, Veronica Mars and most recently spent nine seasons on How I Met Your Mother.

Hannigan and co star, Jason Segal.
Hannigan and co star, Jason Segal.

Now here are my Top 2 Alyson Hannigan roles (if you hadn't guessed by the titles omitted from the above lists!).

THE AMERICAN PIE FILMS (1999/2001/2003/2012)

The American Pie films are just something I can sit back and enjoy. Don't care how ridiculous they are.

Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan.
Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan.

It has a good cast with funny characters but the third movie will have to be my least favourite out of the four films.

I really liked seeing Alyson playing someone different from what I had seen her play on Buffy.

BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1997-2003) / ANGEL (1999-2004)

I love, and still love, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. It lasted for seven seasons and managed to have every genre packed into it, even being one of the very few shows that could get away with a musical episode!

Willow, for me, was a character that grew on me as each season went by before the Season Six three part finale when Willow was consumed by her grief after Tara's brutal death (FYI: Still not over that!), went magic mad and turned into Dark Witch Willow.

Dark Witch Willow.
Dark Witch Willow.

I hate HOW it happened but I love THAT it happened.

Dark Witch Willow.
Dark Witch Willow.

Buffy also happens to be one of the very few shows that had managed to make the transition from high school to college to adulthood and still remain a popular and successful TV show.

Willow Rosenberg would have to be one of the characters that probably grew the most throughout the seven seasons of the show.

I also included Angel, her character did appear on the show three times in it's five season run in some awesome episodes including a magic off with Cordelia.

Do you have a favourite Alyson Hannigan performance? Let me know in the comments below.

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