Geraldine Viswanathan or Geraldine Indira Viswanathan is an Australian actress born 20 June 1995. She gained attention for her role as Kayla in the 2018 film Blockers. Refinery29 referred to her as “the film’s breakout star”. Viswanathan also starred in the 2019 coming-of-age film Hala and in Bad Education. She played a recurring role in the Australian series Janet King and stars in the TBS comedy anthology Miracle Workers.

Geraldine Viswanathan
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Full NameGeraldine Indira Viswanathan
Born20 June 1995 (age 28)
Birth PlaceNewcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Net Worth$500k
OccupationAustralian actress

Net Worth

In 2019, Geraldine secured a regular role in the comedy television series Miracle Workers, portraying Eliza. She has an estimated net worth of $500k according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Early life and education

Viswanathan’s father Suresh Viswanathan, is a doctor who works in nuclear medicine and is of Indian Tamil descent. Her mother Anja Raith is from Switzerland and was raised by a father who was a filmmaker and ballet dancer. Raith was once an aspiring actress who attended musical theatre school in London before getting married and settling down in Newcastle. She is now a painter.

Viswanathan grew up with a younger sister and has a deep love for horses and animals. She attended the Hunter School of the Performing Arts in Newcastle, where she was in drama class.

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At the age of 15 Viswanathan and her family spent some time in Los Angeles, California where she went through the process of securing a manager with the hopes of obtaining Disney and Nickelodeon roles.

In 2015 Geraldine Viswanathan was shortlisted for the Heath Ledger Scholarship. She contemplated going to university to study international studies and media but decided to focus on an acting career in the United States instead.


At the age of four Geraldine Viswanathan appeared in a Kodak television commercial. In 2016 she appeared in Emo the Musical and went to Los Angeles for her first pilot season. In 2017 Viswanathan joined the cast of ABC’s drama series Janet King in the role of Bonnie. Viswanathan was once a reader in casting rooms and was the reader for the Australian casting process for Crazy Rich Asians.

Her big break came in 2018 when she was cast in the movie Blockers. In the same year, she was cast in the Netflix film The Package and the drama film Hala which went to Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter included her in its “Next Gen Talent” list as one of “20 rising stars among the blockbuster breakouts and small-screen discoveries who are shaking up the industry”.

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In 2019, Viswanathan was cast in the anthology series Miracle Workers. She also played Rachel in the film Bad Education which is based on a true story of an embezzlement scandal. She received critical acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival for the film, which received two Emmy nominations.

Viswanathan starred in The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020). The film was due to be released in the summer of 2020 but was postponed to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the film she stars as the heroine Lucy, a gallery assistant who struggles to give up items from past relationships. About the film, she noted that she feels fortunate to represent brown girls on screen and appreciated that her mother in the film is blonde and looks a lot like her real mother.

Geraldine Viswanathan provided the voice of Tawnie in season six of BoJack Horseman.

In October 2021 she was cast in the psychological thriller film Cat Person, based on the short story by Kristen Roupenian published in 2017 in The New Yorker. In January 2022 Viswanathan was cast in the film The Beanie Bubble, co-directed by Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash. In January 2024 Viswanathan was cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thunderbolts, replacing the role previously held by Ayo Edebiri. The film is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2025.

Geraldine Viswanathan’s Relationship

Geraldine Viswanathan is currently in a relationship with Miles Robbins an American musician and actor. The couple has been together since 2017 and frequently shares moments of their relationship on social media. They have attended various public events together including the premiere of “Blockers” in 2018. According to her Instagram post, they have been dating since 2017. She first shared a photo of the two hugging on November 26, 2017 with the caption “I’m so grateful for him.” They’ve been seen together at different events and functions since then.

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On April 3, 2018 Viswanathan and Robbins attended the premiere of “Blockers” by Universal Pictures at Regency Village Theatre. They also share lovely pictures of each other on their respective Instagram accounts.


Geraldine Viswanathan is a talented Australian actress whose mother is Indian and father is Swiss. She has had many different parts in movies and TV shows which have helped her become well known in Hollywood. Geraldines career has not had any big scandals so far. A lot of people first saw her when she played in the funny movie called Blockers in 2018. She was also in Miracle Workers and Hala. Bad Education is another one of her films that people liked. Geraldine makes sure not to get into anything too crazy because she wants to keep working on improving her skills as an actor.

Geraldine Viswanathan
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Most Asked Questions

What nationality is Geraldine Vishwanathan?
Australian actress Geraldine Viswanathan has quickly succeeded in establishing her career in television and film.

Who plays Eliza in Miracle Workers?
Geraldine Viswanathan played Eliza in Miracle Workers.

Who is the daughter of Madhumanti Viswanathan?
He is married to Madhumanti Maitra, a lecturer at a girls’ college and an anchor. He has a daughter, Anusha, who is an actor.

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