Born in Washington, D.C., Alyson Hannigan began appearing in commercials at age 4 and then moved to Hollywood at age 11. She soon landed her first major film role in "My Stepmother Is an Alien," alongside Seth Green. She is best known for her roles in the Emmy® Award-winning series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "How I Met Your Mother," with additional acting credits including the "American Pie" film franchise, "Angel," "Veronica Mars," "Abducted: The Mary Stauffer Story" and the 2019 Disney Channel Original Movie "Kim Possible."
Hannigan most recently starred alongside Ben Schwartz in the Disney+ film "Flora & Ulysses," where she played the role of Phyllis Buckman in the original movie based on the Newberry Award-winning children's book. Previously, she hosted Food Network's "Outrageous Pumpkins," which premiered in September 2020, as well as Food Network's "Girl Scout Cookie Championship," which premiered in February 2020. Hannigan also serves as host of The CW's "Penn & Teller: Fool Us." She also voices the role of Claire Clancy, mom to 6-year-old Nancy, in Disney Junior's animated series "Fancy Nancy," about a high-spirited young girl whose imagination and enthusiasm for all that is exquisite transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary.