Hallie Eisenberg

Eisenberg in 2008, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Hallie Kate Eisenberg

Place of Birth: East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 2, 1992

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Hallie Eisenberg, also credited by her full name, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, is an American actress. Her roles include the films Paulie, The Insider, Bicentennial Man, Beautiful (2000), How to Eat Fried Worms, and Holy Rollers, and the made-for-tv movies The Miracle Worker (2000) and The Goodbye Girl (2004). She is known as “The Pepsi Girl” from commercials when she was a young child.

She is the daughter of Amy, a professional clown, and Barry Eisenberg, a college professor. Her parents are both Jewish. Her siblings are Kerri and actor Jesse Eisenberg.

One of Hallie’s paternal great-grandfathers was named Sam. Sam was from Poland.

Hallie’s maternal grandfather was Joseph “Joe” Fishman (the son of Isadore/Isador Fishman and Dora/”Nora” Greenblatt/Nesenblatt). Joseph was born in New York, to parents who were Russian Jews.

Hallie’s maternal grandmother was Renee Mendelsohn (the daughter of Hyman “Herman” Mendelsohn and Yetta Tarkon). Renee was born in New York, to Jewish emigrant parents. The 1930 U.S. Census lists Hyman as born in Poland and Yetta as born in Russia, while the 1940 U.S. Census states that Hyman and Yetta were both born in Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Hallie Kate Eisenberg (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Hallie’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” Fishman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Hallie’s maternal grandmother, Renee Mendelsohn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Renee Mendelsohn on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org


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1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    she looks like her mother, while Jesse looks like their father

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