Birth Name: Alyson Lee Hannigan
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Date of Birth: March 24, 1974
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)
Alyson Hannigan is an American actress. She is known for her role in the American Pie films and the shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother.
She has Irish ancestry on her father’s side. Her mother is Jewish (her family was from Poland and Russia). Alyson is married to actor Alexis Denisof, with whom she has two children.
Alyson’s maternal grandfather was Jacob R. “Jack” Posner (the son of Samuel Posner and Goldie Grossfeld). Jacob was born in Maryland, to Jewish emigrants from Eastern Europe, either Russia or Poland, depending on the census.
Alyson’s maternal grandmother is Dorothy Mendel (the daughter of Hyman Noah “Herman” Mendel and Esther Pessie Freedman). Dorothy was born in Atlanta, to Russian Jewish parents.
Obituary of Alyson’s maternal grandfather, Jacob R. “Jack” Posner – http://articles.baltimoresun.com
Alyson’s maternal grandmother, Dorothy Mendel, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org