Hallie Eisenberg

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Hallie Eisenberg
Born Hallie Kate Eisenberg
(1992-08-02) August 2, 1992 (age 21)
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Hallie Kate Eisenberg (born August 2, 1992) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Eisenberg was born in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, the daughter of Amy, who worked as a clown at children's parties, and Barry Eisenberg, who ran a hospital and later became a college professor.[1][2][3] She has two siblings: actor Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network and Holy Rollers, and Kerri.[4] Hallie was named after a character in the 1991 film All I Want for Christmas.[5] She was raised in a Jewish family[6][7] that originated in Poland and Ukraine.[8][9] Eisenberg currently attends American University, in Washington, DC.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, she was "the Pepsi Girl" in a series of Pepsi commercials.[10] She made her film debut in the 1998 children's film Paulie, playing the young owner of the title parrot. After appearing in a few made-for-television films, she had supporting parts in 1999's The Insider and Bicentennial Man.

In 2000, Eisenberg co-starred with Minnie Driver in the feature film Beautiful, which received generally negative reviews. She also starred as Helen Keller in a television remake of The Miracle Worker.

In 2004, she played opposite Jeff Daniels and Patricia Heaton in the television remake of the The Goodbye Girl.

In 2006, Eisenberg appeared in How to Eat Fried Worms, the New Line Cinema adaptation of Thomas Rockwell's book of the same name.

In 2007, she co-starred in the independent feature film P.J.[11] alongside John Heard, Vincent Pastore and Robert Picardo.

Eisenberg made her Broadway debut in Roundabout Theatre's production of Clare Boothe Luce's play The Women.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1998 Paulie Marie Alweather
Nicholas' Gift Eleanor Television movie
1999 Blue Moon Josie Medieros Television movie
Swing Vote Unknown Television movie
A Little Inside Abby Mills
The Insider Barbara Wigand
Bicentennial Man Young Little Miss Amanda Martin
2000 Get Real Alexa Television series (Episode "Waiting")
Beautiful Vanessa
The Miracle Worker Helen Keller Television movie
2002 Stage on Screen: The Women Little Mary Television movie
2003 Presidio Med Grace Rothman Television series (Episode "With Grace")
2004 The Goodbye Girl Lucy McFadden Television movie
2006 Jesus, Mary and Joey Melissa
How to Eat Fried Worms Erika
2008 P.J. Pauline
Wild Child Ruthie
2010 Holy Rollers Ruth Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jesse Eisenberg, Actor". Gothamist. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Jewish Exponent". Casting for Truths: 'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen. Retrieved July 3, 2006. 
  3. ^ Vilkomerson, Sara (2009-05-28). "Hot Nerd: Jesse Eisenberg". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  4. ^ Jesse Eisenberg Biography – Yahoo! Movies
  5. ^ http://observer.com/2001/11/pepsi-girl-hallie-kate-eisenberg-as-driven-as-mrs-luces-women/
  6. ^ Burkeman, Oliver (2011-04-30). "Jesse Eisenberg: Knocked sideways". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  7. ^ http://babaganewz.com/articles/hallie-kate-eisenberg
  8. ^ Boxer, Tim (2010-11-24). "Whoopi Goldberg Helping Children of Chernobyl". The Jewish Week. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  9. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2009-04-02). "Brainiac Finds Summer of Love in ‘Adventureland’". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  10. ^ Jordan, Chris (2000-11-07). "`Pepsi girl' Hallie Kate Eisenberg plays Helen Keller in movie". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  11. ^ PJ Official Movie Site
  12. ^ "Pepsi Girl Hallie Kate Eisenberg, As Driven As Mrs. Luce's Women". Retrieved 4 March 2011. 

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