Hometown: New York City. Daughter of celebrated playwright/ screenwriter/cartoonist Jules Feiffer and journalist/stand-up comic Jenny Allen, Halley grew up on the Upper West Side in an oh-so-different family from that of the poor little rich girl she plays onstage. Her bedroom wasn’t blindingly pink with padded fabric panels hiding the closet door, for starters. “Oh my god, I’m sitting in my room right now,” the bubbly actress says of her childhood apartment. “It’s designed to be the maid’s room, so it’s the size of a shoebox.” And Feiffer’s real-life parents are anything but absentee: “My mother comes in my room every 20 minutes and tries to get me to eat lunch or drink coffee with her,” she says fondly. “I have family around me all the time—sometimes too much so for a college graduate living at home!”
Thanks, Stephanie Ross ’09!