Alyson Hannigan portrays Willow Rosenberg, Buffy's best friend and confidant. Once a
high-school computer geek, she has blossomed into a beautiful and loving woman whose world was nearly destroyed by the death
of her soul mate, Tara.
Last summer, Hannigan starred in Universal's box office hit, "American Pie 2." In the sequel,
she reprised her role as Michelle, the flute-playing band camper, alongside Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Mena Suvari.
in Washington D.C., Hannigan moved to Atlanta at age two. She began her career in Atlanta doing commercials, working steadily
in national spots for companies like McDonald’s, Six Flags Amusement Parks and Oreo Cookies. At age 11, she moved to Los Angeles
to pursue acting roles in television and film.
Her breakthrough role came at age 13 when she was cast as Dan Aykroyd's
misunderstood daughter in the feature film "My Stepmother is an Alien." She went on to guest star on a number of popular television
shows, including "Picket Fences," "Roseanne" and "Touched by an Angel." She was a recurring character on the series "Almost
Home" and a series regular on "Free Spirit."
Hannigan resides in Los Angeles with her three dogs and two cats.
As Sunnydale's high school computer genius-turned-coed lesbian witch, Willow has
had quite an interesting life. For someone who was such an introvert when she first met Buffy and joined the Scooby gang,
Willow seems to be putting a spell on everyone lately. The daughter of Ira and Shelia Rosenberg, Willow has always been quite
detached from her parents. So detached, in fact, that her mother tried to set her on fire, paying homage to those brave souls
in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1692.
Willow was the shy, quiet type whose intelligence and expertise at hacking made
her an important part of Buffy's Vamp-staking in Sunnydale. Early in her friendship with the Slayer, Willow was content to
play sidekick. She harbored a secret attraction to her lifelong pal Xander, and they enjoyed a brief liaison, but the intensity
of their pairing burned out quickly. Then, Willow fell madly in love with one of the coolest guys in town, werewolf Oz. They
were blissful for a while, until Oz left town after realizing he was unable to control his primal instincts, possibly putting
Willow in danger. The witch slowly became friends with fellow Wiccan Tara, and their spell-casting encounters soon developed
into love. When Oz returned to reclaim his lost love, Willow realized the depth of her love for Tara, and remained devoted
even after Tara's brain was temporarily scrambled by Hellgod Glory.
Things were looking good for Willow until she
began to develop signs of an addiction to magic. Her relationship with Tara fell apart when she cast a forgetting spell on
her lover to mask her unhealthy dependence, and the breakup sent Willow even further into exploring dark forces. It wasn't
until Willow took Buffy's sister Dawn with her to get high (literally) and ended up in a car wreck that Willow realized the
damage she was doing to both herself and friends. She quit cold turkey, and eventually patched things up with Tara. Their
tender reunion was cut violently short when Tara was murdered by Warren, head honcho of the Evil Trio. Enraged, Willow returned
to magic and went on a vicious hunt for revenge. After murdering Warren in cold blood, Willow fought Buffy and set out to
destroy the world, but Xander's friendship and love brought her to her senses just in time