What the Little Girl From Those '90s Pepsi Commercials Looks Like Now
Hallie Eisenberg is all grown up and working with her brother, Jesse Eisenberg, again.
In the 1990s, no one could escape Hallie Eisenberg and her adorable dimples as the Pepsi girl. At the end of the decade, the child actor made it big at just seven years old in a series of iconic commercials for Pepsi, where she channeled Joe Pesci, vocalized with Aretha Franklin, and helped Albert Einstein choose the right cola.
"She really is so recognizable as the Pepsi girl," Eisenberg's mom said in 2000. "It hasn't been a bad thing … people have been so receptive and nice to her."
The young actor went on to earn some prominent feature films roles. She starred in 1998's Paulie and had a supporting role in 1999's Bicentennial Man with Robin Williams. But after a handful of additional parts throughout the 2000s, Eisenberg decided to put her career on hold to attend American University in 2010.
Meanwhile, that's just about when her brother, Jesse Eisenberg, became an Oscar nominee for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network.
In fact, the two actually worked together on a couple of projects over the years. Hallie joined Jesse on his 2000s Fox series Get Real, which also starred future Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. And both Hallie and Jesse appeared in the 2010 film Holy Rollers.
In 2014, Hallie graduated from college and relocated from Washington, D.C. back to her home state of New Jersey.
Now, she's getting back into the film industry. The 28 year old has been working as a writer's assistant for the past year. And in 2019, she served as the assistant to the producers of The Art of Self Defense, which Jesse starred in.
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I didn't realize just how much I needed to get away from screens. I know as things go, I'm so lucky with my WFH situation, but feel like I'm just constantly unable to disconnect or be truly present recently, and find that I don't look up or out as much. Taking time without phone service and with some fresh air was just what the doctor ordered.
And of course, she always finds the time to support her big brother, even in quarantine.
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So, my brother has two AMAZING movies coming out this weekend that were scheduled to be released in theaters, but obviously that can't happen now. I never usually post about this kind of thing, but they released through streaming platforms including Amazon Prime Video. If you don't know what to watch this weekend, maybe pick one of these (or a film that had to be released this way) and help out some amazing artists whose work and stories aren't going to get the kind of recognition it was hoping for and deserving of. I'm really proud of him always and missing him during this quarantine ❤️ stay safe y'all!
And if you can't get enough star-powered relatives, check out 17 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Siblings.