Hallie Kate Eisenberg
A precocious child actress with a mass of brown curls and deep dimples, Hallie Kate Eisenberg made an auspicious film debut as the original owner of the title parrot "Paulie" (1998). Landing the role after a nationwide search, the husky-voiced tyke was convincing as a little girl who overcomes a handicap with the bird's help but is forced by her parents to send him away after an accident. The talented youngster, who also writes poetry, composes songs and has had her first play produced, followed with her TV acting debut as the younger sister of a murdered child in the based-on-fact drama "Nicholas' Gift" (CBS, 1998). In addition, Eisenberg also was featured in two high profile, very amusing television advertising campaigns: For the Independent Film Channel, she portrayed Christie, a somewhat temperamental indie director; while for Pepsi, she's a sweet child who channels the voices of Marlon Brando, Aretha Franklin and Joe Pesci (among others) when her beverage of choice is unavailable.