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Hallie Eisenberg
Hallie Kate Eisenberg

(1992-08-02) August 2, 1992 (age 31)
Alma mater American University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–2011; 2019
Relatives Jesse Eisenberg (brother)

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

Early life

Eisenberg was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the daughter of Amy and Barry Eisenberg, who ran a hospital and later became a college professor. She has two siblings: actor Jesse Eisenberg, the Academy Award-nominated star of The Social Network, and Kerry. Hallie was named after the character Hallie O'Fallon in the film All I Want for Christmas, portrayed by Thora Birch. She was brought up in a secular Jewish family.

Raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Eisenberg attended East Brunswick High School. Eisenberg attended American University, in Washington, D.C.


In the late 1990s and early 2000s, she was "The Pepsi Girl" in a series of Pepsi commercials. She made her film debut in the 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 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. 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. In 2010, she halted her film career to attend college. Though she has not been active in the film or television industries since, she did work as an assistant to the producers of the 2019 film The Art of Self-Defense, which starred her brother Jesse.

She reportedly received a degree in International Studies from the American University School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., in 2014.


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Paulie Marie Alweather Film
1998 Nicholas' Gift Eleanor Television film
1999 Blue Moon Josie Medieros Television film
1999 Swing Vote Jenny Kirkland Television film
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 Television series – Episode: "Waiting"
2000 Beautiful Vanessa Film
2000 The Miracle Worker Helen Keller Television film
2002 Stage on Screen: The Women Little Mary Television film
2003 Presidio Med Grace Rothman Television series – Episode: "With Grace"
2004 The Goodbye Girl Lucy McFadden Television film
2005 Jesus, Mary and Joey Melissa
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Erika "Erk" Tansy Film
2008 P.J. Pauline
2008 Wild Child Ruthie Film
2010 Holy Rollers Ruth Gold Film

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