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Willow Rosenberg - Shy, computer whiz with red hair and green eyes who later became a witch on the occult fantasy BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/WB/UPN/1997-2003.

Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Willow Danielle Rosenberg was born and raised in Sunnydale, California and attends Sunnydale High School [home of the Razorbacks football team]. Her Jewish parents are Ira and Sheila Rosenberg, a child psychologist. After a teenager named Buffy Summers arrived in town, Willow joined forces with her to battle the evil of the Hellmouth that resided below the town.

Her friends in this endeavor included:

  • Daniel "Oz" Osborne [a musician with whom Willow gave up her virginity]

  • Xander [Willow's friend since childhood]

  • Cordelia Chase [a preppy snob]

  • Buffy [a vampire slayer]

 Collectively, Willow and her demon-hunting friends are called the "Scooby Gang" [a phrase coined to reflect the group's occult activities of battling ghosts, vampires and other such demons].

Willow dislikes included frogs, spiders and people looking at her. However she likes to have her tummy rubbed, rented shoes and ventriloquist dummies, colored pens to mark her homework, caffeinated mocha coffee and 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' special.

While in high school, Willow was recruited by 'the largest software company in America' Later, she was accepted into Harvard, Yale, Oxford and other universities, but she chose UC Sunnydale to be with her friend, Buffy Summers.

On the campus of UC Sunnydale, Willow lived in Stevenson Hall (Rooms 214 then 213) and then moved into the Summers residence at 1630 Revello Drive, Sunnydale, California to help Buffy care for her new sister, Dawn.

WIllow and Tara - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Tara and Willow Sharing a Quiet Moment

Interested in the occult, Willow aspired to Wiccan beliefs. After Willow fell in love with a fellow Wiccan named Tara Maclay, a saddened Oz left town [he had turned into a werewolf and could no longer see a future with Willow]. When Willow became obsessed with dabbling into the dark side of witchcraft, Tara objected. She soon distanced herself from Willow until she stopped her dangerous tinkering with the unknown. But, when Tara was killed by a stray bullet meant for Buffy, Willow went berserk (her hair turned black) and she summoned the dark forces to hunt down and kill Tara's murderer (She ripped the skin off his body with a flick of a hand). With the help of her friend, Xander, Willow renounced the dark forces that had consumed her and returned to her normal self.

Willow's Darker Side

When an apocalyptic battle loomed on the horizon, Willow cast a massive spell that shared the power of the Slayer with not only the recruits helping Buffy but to thousands of other girls around the world. The spell also manages to change Willow's red hair momentarily to white (symbolic of her goodness). At the conclusion of the conflagration, the town of Sunnydale was wiped off the map as the power of the Hellmouth was destroyed. Soon after, Willow left town. Reportedly, she is still out there somewhere, practicing her witchcraft and presumably helping others to battle evil.

Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

TRIVIA NOTE: Willow did have a chance to visit California to see her old friends Angel, and Cordelia who now ran a detective agency. See also "Buffy Anne Summers"


Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon as Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
Anthony Stewart Head as Rupert Giles
James Marsters as Spike/William the Bloody
David Boreanaz as Angel/Angelus
Elizabeth Anne Allen as Amy Madison
Amber Benson as Tara Maclay
Troy Blendell as Jinx
Marc Blucas as Riley Finn
Adam Busch as Warren Meers
Emma Caulfield as Anya Emerson/Anyanka
Bailey Chase as Graham Miller
Lindsay Crouse as Professor Maggie Walsh
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Todd Duffey as Murk
Eliza Dushku as Faith
Andrew J. Ferchland as Colin, The Anointed One
K. Todd Freeman as Mr. Trick
Seth Green as Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne
Harry Groener as Mayor Richard Wilkins III
George Hertzberg as Adam
Clare Kramer as Glory / Gloriface
Robia La Morte as Jenny Calendar
Juliet Landau as Drusilla
Thomas "Tom" Lenk as Andrew Wells
Mercedes McNab as Harmony Kendall
Leonard Roberts as Forrest Gates
Armin Shimerman as Principal R. Snyder
Danny Strong as Jonathan Levinson
Kristine Sutherland as Joyce Summers
Michelle Trachtenberg as Dawn Summers / The Key

Charlie Weber

as Ben

D.B. Woodside

as Principal Robin Wood

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