Who is Geraldine Viswanathan?
Geraldine is an Australian actress, probably best known to the world as Kayla in the film “Blockers” (2018), and for her roles in the anthology comedy series “Miracle Workers” (2019-2021), and as Hala in the film of the same name in 2019, among other roles in her career.
Geraldine Viswanathan Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Geraldine Viswanathan was born on 20 June 1995 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, a daughter of an Indian father of Tamil ancestry, Suresh who’s a doctor specializing in nuclear medicine, and a Swiss mother, Anja Raith, an actress and acting coach.
She has a younger sister Indira, and during their childhood, the girls were interested in horse riding, and had an overall love for animals. Geraldine went to Hunter School of the Performing Arts, and was a member of the drama class.
When she was 15 years old, the family moved to Los Angeles in hopes Geraldine would get a contract with a manager, and strike a deal with Disney or Nickelodeon.
However, it didn’t pan out for her, and she did stand-up comedy for some time before she was shortlisted for the Heath Ledger Scholarship, and later made her acting debut.
Geraldine made her acting debut in 2015 with a couple of short film roles, first in the comedy “Moose” and then in the drama “Big Bad World”. The following year, she was Jamali in the award-winning coming-of-age teen comedy musical “Emo the Musical”, a film which centers around a young boy who finds love in a Christian girl named Trinity, starring Benson Jack Anthony, Jordan Hare and Rahart Adams.
Moreover, the same year, she was the main star in the comedy-drama film “All Out Dysfunktion”, which follows five roommates who try to organize a rave party without their elderly landlady finding out about it, co-starring Ron Jeremy and Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
In 2017 Geraldine secured the recurring role of Bonnie Mahesh in the award-winning TV mystery crime-drama series “Janet King”, about a Senior Prosecutor who works on a high-profile murder case, which turns out to be part of a conspiracy, starring Marta Dusseldorp, Damian Walshe-Howling and Hamish Michael.
Thanks TV Week! Super excited to be playing Bonnie in season 3 of Janet King!!! Will be on ABC in March 🙂
She appeared in eight episodes of the critically-acclaimed series and received wide praise, and was enough for her to move her career in the right direction.
Rise to Prominence
Geraldine had a breakthrough year in 2018 – first, she was one of the girls, Kayla, in the coming-of-age teen comedy-drama film “Blockers”, which revolves around parents and their children as they try everything to stop them from losing their virginity on their prom night. The film also stars Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz and Leslie Mann.
Although she didn’t take any award home from the film, she was widely praised for her work, and, the same year, starred as Becky Abelar in the award-winning thriller-comedy film “The Package”, alongside Daniel Doheny and Sadie Calvano.
She continued her career very successfully; she was announced as one of the co-stars in the TV comedy series “Miracle Workers” alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Steve Buscemi. The first season of the anthology comedy series premiered on 12 February 2019, and Geraldine portrayed Eliza Hunter, one of God’s angels responsible for accomplishing miracles on earth alongside Craig, portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe.
The second season of the series premiered in January 2020, entitled “Dark Ages”, in which Geraldine portrays Alexandra ‘Al’ Shitshoveler, who inherits her father’s job but quickly switches to work at the medical center.
The third and latest season to date, entitled “Oregon Trail”, premiered on 13 July 2021, with Geraldine portraying the character Prudence Aberdeen; it deals with the migration of new Americans to the west along the Oregon Trail – the Reverend Ezekiel Brown enlists wanted outlaw Benny the Teen as the leader of the migration group.
it’s out!! https://t.co/Iydbe09eec
— Geraldine Viswanathan (@yoyogeraldinev) March 25, 2022
The fourth season of the series has been ordered, and will be entitled “End Times”, premiering in January 2023. Geraldine is set to return to the series alongside Radcliffe and Buscemi.
Thanks to the popularity of the series, Geraldine emerged as a rising star after the first season of “Miracle Workers”.
The same year, she co-starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning biopic “Bad Education” about one of the biggest public school embezzlement scandals in history, while in 2020, Geraldine starred in Natalie Krinsky’s romantic comedy film “The Broken Hearts Gallery”, about a girl who after she experiences a bad breakup, starts a gallery in which people can leave trinkets and memories from their past relationships.
In 2021, she was the lead character in the comedy-drama film “7 Days”, next to Karan Soni, her “Miracle Worker” co-star. The same year, she appeared in the TV series “Saturday Morning All Star Hits!”, while in 2022, she was named the Narrator of the comedy series “Three Busy Debras”, about three housewives who live in a wealthy suburban neighborhood in Connecticut, that exists outside reality for the rest of the world.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Geraldine is working on several projects, including the films “Cat Person” and “The Beanie Bubble”, both of which are in post-production but without premiere dates set.
Moreover, she is working on Ethan Coen’s new project, in which she will co-star with Margaret Qualley and Beanie Feldstein.
According to reports, Geraldine Viswanathan’s wealth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of late 2022.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single, Married?
Geraldine isn’t very open about her personal life. However, according to sources, since 2018, she‘s been in a committed relationship with actor and musician Miles Robbins, the son of Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. The couple met while starring in the film “Blockers”, and since then have appeared several times in public.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Geraldine has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs approximately 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 35-26-37, and bra size 32B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Geraldine is very proud of her diverse background, and is now fluent in Tamil, Swiss-German and English languages.
Her love for horses has followed her into adulthood, and she still enjoys horse riding when she has free time.
She was a member of an all-female comedy sketch group name Freudian Nip. However, as her acting career progressed, she left stand-up comedy.