Alyson Hannigan

  • American actress
  • Born March 24, 1974

Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Lily Aldrin on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) for which she won a People's Choice Award in 2009, and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012).

I want to stay true to who I am by trying to be in the moment.

My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she'd stick me in front of the camera. That's how it started.

Nerds are far more interesting human in later life.

There should be a law that there's a pajama day every few weeks.

My mom, Emilie, always taught me to think hard about marriage.

I know quickly whether a guy is boyfriend material. If I can have a good time doing absolutely nothing with him, then that's boyfriend material for me. Like if we're able to have fun at a gas station. I've had some really good times at gas stations.

This is what I always wanted to do in my entire life, so I am not going to sit here and complain that it is so terrible to be in successful movies, because it becomes a trilogy!

I went to a regular school, not one of those fame academy things.

There's a very wild side to me, but it's calming down.

I would just as likely be doing soccer practice as filming commercials.

I love this profession, but God, it can just destroy people, and I don't want that to happen and become some monster.

You need to suffer to be interesting.