Alyson Hannigan net worth: How much is Buffy star Alyson Hannigan worth?

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Alyson Hannigan is an American actress and presenter who fans will recognise from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, American Pie and How I Met Your Mother. The 46-year-old actress began her acting career in 1986, in the film Impure Thoughts, and she has since gone on to become an award-winning global star. Express.co.uk has all you need to know about Hannigan’s net worth.

How much is Buffy star Alyson Hannigan worth?

The Washington-born actress began her acting career when she was just four years old, starring in commercials.

She moved to Hollywood when she was 11, and she was quick to find an agent to represent her.

The star, who also has a degree in psychology, first appeared in the film My Stepmother Is an Alien in 1988.

Fans may be interested to hear one of her co-stars was Seth Green, who went on to play her on-screen boyfriend Oz in Buffy.

Her first regular TV role was in ABC’s Free Spirit, and she went on to join the cast of Buffy in 1997.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress has a net worth of $40 million (£29.7 million) as of 2020.

She was only 14 when she started landing major film roles, so there is no surprise she has built up an astonishing net worth.

Her role in Buffy, as the titular character’s (Sarah Michelle Gellar) best friend, was considered to be her breakout role and she received plenty of praise for her character’s story.

She gained worldwide recognition after her character started same-sex relationship with Tara Maclay (Amber Benson).

Following her career in Buffy, she went on to star in American Pie, which was one of her top earners.

As well as her TV and film roles, the actress is known for her love of the West End and she took part in an adaptation of When Harry Met Sally in 2004.

From 2016 she became a host for a number of TV series, and her latest ventures include a number of Disney projects such as Fancy Nancy and Kim Possible.

Fans may also recognise her from the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, and she was said to have earned $225,000 (£168,000) per episode, which amounts to $5.4 million (£4 million) per season.

The actress has won many prestigious accolades across her fruitful career, including a Saturn Award in 2002 for Best Supporting Actress on Television in Buffy.

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In the same year, she won a Teen Choice Award for the same role as Willow.

The star was married to Buffy co-star Alexis Denisof, who played Wesley, in 2003 and they have two daughters.

They live in California, and in 2002 Hannigan bought a home in Santa Monica, which she later listed for $5.1million (£3.7million).

Fans have been rewatching the star in Buffy, since the series was picked up by Amazon Prime Video and, later, All 4.

In the series she played the kind and quirky friend of Buffy Summers, who had special abilities as a witch.

She had some of the best storylines in the show, with her character turning to the dark side following the death of her girlfriend Tara.

Willow and Tara shared a revolutionary relationship as it marked one of the first on-screen lesbian relationships in the US.

Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the bond, with one saying: “I’m on my first Buffy binging and Willow/Tara were the perfect for each other my wlw heart just was too invested in them…”

Hannigan said she had treasured the experience of getting to play a character who was able to find true love.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer airs on ALL 4 and Amazon Prime Video

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