Hallie Eisenberg

Hallie Eisenberg
Born Hallie Kate Eisenberg
(1992-08-02) August 2, 1992
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–2010
Relatives Jesse Eisenberg (brother)

Hallie Kate Eisenberg (born August 2, 1992) is an American actress best known for being "The Pepsi Girl" in a series of Pepsi commercials and her role as Erika Tansy in How to Eat Fried Worms.

Early life

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, the Academy Award-nominated star of The Social Network, and Kerri.[4] Hallie was named after the character Hallie O'Fallon in the 1991 film All I Want for Christmas, portrayed by Thora Birch.[5] She was raised in a secular Jewish family[6][7] that originated in Poland and Ukraine.[8][9] Eisenberg attended American University, in Washington, DC.


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.[5]

In 2010 Eisenberg halted her pursuit of a film career to attend college.[12]


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


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  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 2010-07-16.
  11. Emanuel, Russ. "P.J.: A Journey of the Heart - A Russ Emanuel Film". PJ Official Movie Site.
  12. Devoe, Noelle (2015-04-24). "You'll Never Believe What The Little Girl From The '90s Pepsi Commercials Looks Like All Grown Up". Seventeen. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
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