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Alyson Hannigan

Birth name
Allison Lee Hannigan
 
Date of birth (location)
24 March 1974,
Washington D.C., USA

Alyson, born in Washington DC, began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress veteran, guest starring in "Picket Fences," "Roseanne," "Touched by an Angel," and the "The Torkelsons," before starring in her most notorious role yet in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as Willow.

Filmography

  • Beyond City Limits (2001)
  • American Pie 2 (2001) .... Michelle Flaherty
  • Boys and Girls (2000) .... Betty
  • American Pie (1999) .... Michelle
  • Dead Man on Campus (1998) .... Lucy
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) .... Willow Rosenberg
  • My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) .... Jessie Mills
  • Amber Benson

    Birth name
    Amber Nicole Benson
     
    Date of birth (location)
    8 January 1977,
    Birmingham, Alabama, USA

    Amber Benson was born on January 8, 1977 in Birmingham, Alabama. As a young girl she studied singing, dancing as well as acting. While still in her teens she was involved in productions at the local community theatre. Her family moved to Los Angeles soon afterwards so she could pursue a career in acting. She has been steadily working ever since.

    Filmography

  • Taboo (2002)
  • Chance (2001) .... Chance
  • Hollywood, Pennsylvania (2001) .... Mandy Calhoun
  • Prime Gig, The (2000) .... Batgirl
  • Can't Hardly Wait (1998) (scenes deleted) .... Stoned Girl (Stephanie)
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) TV Series .... Tara Maclay (1999-)
  • Bye Bye, Love (1995) .... Meg
  • Anthony Stewart Head

    Date of birth (location)
    20 February 1954,
    Camden, London, England, UK


    Anthony Stewart Head was born on February 20, 1954 in Camden Town, North London, England. He grew up in Hampton, which was near London. He's the youngest son of his parents, Seafield Head (a documentary filmmaker) and Helen Shingler (an actress). He has an older brother named Murray. Head has a girlfriend, named Sarah Fisher (they've been living together for the past 15 years). They met each other when he was 28 and she was 18. She's a former theatre administrator, but nowadays she's an animal trainer. They have two daughters, named Emily Rose (born 1989) and Daisy May (born 1991). Besides acting, Head is also very good at singing. In 1983, he was in a band named Two Way. The band released a 45 single with three songs, produced by Richard Dodd and Ron Roker. Head's skills are: horse riding, swimming, scuba diving, piano, guitar, and stage fighting.
    Filmography
    • "Manchild" (2002) TV Series
    • "Ripper" (2002) TV Series (as Anthony Stewart Head) .... Rupert "Ripper" Giles
    • Silent Witness (2000) (TV) .... Henry Hutton
    • Rocky Horror 25: Anniversary Special (2000) (TV) .... Himself
    • 100 Greatest TV Ads, The (2000) (TV) (archive footage)
    • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) (as Anthony Stewart Head) .... Rupert Giles/Ripper (1997-2001)
    Emma Caulfield

    Date of birth (location)
    8 April 1973,
    San Diego, California, USA
    Trivia

    Attended San Francisco State University.

    Identifies herself as a Republican, and has said she would take a break from acting to actively campaign for Elizabeth Dole, in the event that Ms. Dole runs for president again in a future election.

    Filmography
  • Chance (2001)
  • Don't Peek (2001) .... Caitlin
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) TV Series .... Anya Emerson/Anyanka (1998-)
  • "General Hospital" (1963) TV Series .... Lorraine Miller (1996-1997)
  • "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) TV Series .... Susan Keats (1995-1996)


  • James Marsters

    Birth name
    James Wesley Marsters
     
    Date of birth (location)
    20 August 1972,
    Greenville, California, USA


    Trivia

    Gained the scar on his left eyebrow when he was mugged whilst living in Queens

    Is left-handed.

    Graduated from Davis High School in Modesto, California.

    Studied at Juilliard, the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, and the American Conservatory Theatre.

    While doing regional theatre in Chicago, he co-founded the New Mercury Theatre company (named after Orson Welles' "Mercury Theatre").



    Filmography
  • Chance (2001) .... Simon
  • House on Haunted Hill (1999) .... Channel 3 Cameraman
  • Winding Roads (1998) .... Billy Johnson
  • "Hollywood Squares" (1998) TV Series .... Guest Panelist
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) .... Spike (1997-1998, 1999-)


  • Michelle Trachtenberg

    Birth name
    Michelle Christine Trachtenberg
     
    Date of birth (location)
    11 October 1985,
    New York, New York, USA


    Trivia

    She worked with Sarah Michelle Gellar on "All My Children" before "Buffy" and they were good friends. Sarah was the one who recommended Michelle for the part of Dawn.

    She grew up in New York but moved to LA three years ago with her mom. Her dad still lives in LA. Her sister Irene recently graduated from college.



    Filmography
  • "Truth or Scare" (2001) TV Series .... Host/Narrator
  • Father's Choice, A (2000) (TV) .... Kelly McClain
  • Can't Be Heaven (1999) .... Julie
  • Inspector Gadget (1999) .... Penny
  • Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998) (V) .... Gloria
    ... aka Richie Rich: A Christmas Story (1998) (V)
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) TV Series .... Dawn Summers/The Key (2000-)
  • Harriet the Spy (1996) .... Harriet M. Welsch
  • "All My Children" (1970) TV Series .... Lily Benton Montgomery #2 (1994-1996)


  • Nicholas Brendon

    Birth name
    Nicholas Brendon Schultz
     
    Date of birth (location)
    12 April 1971,
    Los Angeles, California, USA


    Trivia

    Got into acting as a way to overcome his stuttering problem.

    He has an identical twin brother named Kelly Donovan who is often mistaken for him because Nicholas grows a goatee when not working, and Kelly stays clean-shaven.

    Attended Pasadena City College.

    Was Honorary Chair for National Stuttering Awareness Week in May 2001, organized by the Stuttering Foundation of America.

    Is the official spokesman for the Studdering Foundation.



    Filmography
    • Pinata (2000) .... Kyle
    • Psycho Beach Party (2000) .... Starcat
    • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) .... Alexander 'Xander' LaVelle Harris
    • Children of the Corn III (1994) .... Basketball Player One
      ... aka Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1994)


    Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Date of birth (location)
    14 April 1977,
    New York, New York, USA


    Eating in a local restaurant, she was discovered by an agent when she was 4 years old. Soon after she was making her first movie, Invasion of Privacy, An (1983) (TV) . Besides a long list of movies, she has also appeared in many TV commercials and on the stage. Her breakthrough came with TV-series "Swans Crossing" (1992). During 1997 she became known to the cinema audience when she appeared in two movies at the cinema I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and Scream 2 (1997)



    Filmography
    • Scooby-Doo (2002) .... Daphne Blake
    • Harvard Man (2001) .... Cindy Bandolini
    • Cruel Intentions (1999) .... Kathryn Merteuil
    • Simply Irresistible (1999) .... Amanda Shelton
    • Scream 2 (1997) .... Casey 'CiCi' Cooper
    • I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) .... Helen Shivers
    • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) .... Buffy Anne Summers
    • "All My Children" (1970) TV Series .... Kendall Hart Lang (1993-1995)
    • Invasion of Privacy, An (1983) (TV) .... Jennifer Bianchi