The Head of Logistics at Madrigal Electromotive's outpost in Texas, Lydia was Gus Fring's methylamine supplier. After Gus' death, Lydia asks Mike to eliminate any loose ends that might connect her to the world of organized crime. When Mike refuses, she hires someone else to kill Mike and Gus' other associates. Mike outmaneuvers the hitman, and nearly kills Lydia for her deception. At the last minute, he offers clemency on the condition that she supplies methylamine to Walt's new meth operation.
When a GPS tracking device is discovered on the barrel of methylamine that Lydia planned to give Jesse, Mike suspects Lydia is working with the DEA. He insists to Walt and Jesse that she needs to be killed, until they discover that the DEA secretly planted tracking devices on every methylamine barrel in the Madrigal warehouse. Since her supply is now compromised, Lydia tries to regain her value before the guys decide to kill her anyway. She tells Walt about a train carrying a huge amount of methylamine through New Mexico, and helps them plan the perfect robbery.
After Walt kills Mike, he obtains the names of Gus' imprisoned associates from Lydia and has them killed. Knowing that she's next on the chopping block, Lydia finds another way to become invaluable to Walt: she becomes his business partner, expanding his meth empire to Europe. Business thrives for months… until Walt decides to quit.
Laura Fraser was raised in Glasgow where she attended the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Fraser’s first starring role was in the BBC adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere series. She then moved on to studio films, appearing in Cousin Bette with Jessica Lange, and The Man in the Iron Mask with Leonardo DiCaprio. She also appeared in such TV dramas as The Investor and The Tribe. Hot off the success of the British comedy feature film, Virtual Sexuality, she landed starring roles in numerous UK television series and indies, including, The Match, Divorcing Jack, Conviction and Cassanova.
It was her performance as ‘Lavinia’ opposite Anthony Hopkins in Julie Taymor’s film, Titus, that brought her to the attention of American audiences. Fraser next earned the admiration of fans and critics alike in the hit feature A Knight’s Tale starring Heath Ledger. Other films include, The Flying Scotsman, opposite Johnny Lee Miller, and Scott Hicks' The Boys Are Back, opposite Clive Owen.
Laura has also starred in numerous film festival favorites, including 16 Years of Alcohol, Coney Island Baby and will appear in the upcoming Wish You Well with Ellen Burstyn. She also recently starred as a series regular on the BBC drama, Lip Service.
Laura currently stars as Lydia on the award winning series, Breaking Bad and resides in Woodstock, NY.