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Whatever Happened To Lydia From Breaking Bad?

Lydia Rodarte-Quayle doesn't appear on AMC's "Breaking Bad" until the fifth and final season. However, the extremely anxious Madrigal employee and former partner in Gus Fring's (Giancarlo Esposito) drug operation turns out to be crucial to the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston).

After Walt kills Fring, Lydia helps Walt, Jesse (Aaron Paul), and Mike (Jonathan Banks) find more supplies for their drug enterprise, including a train full of methylamine.

Todd (Jesse Plemons) and Jack Welker (Michael Bowen) help Lydia take over Walt's operation after he retires. During Walt's meeting with his brother-in-law, DEA Agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), Jack and his gang betray him, murdering Hank and stealing most of Walt's money. Lydia later plots to have Walt killed after a coffee shop meeting. But after massacring Jack and his men, Walt reveals through a phone call that he slipped deadly ricin into Lydia's tea.

The actress who brought Lydia Rodarte-Quayle to life was Laura Fraser, and fans may be curious to know what she has been up to since "Breaking Bad."

Fraser has remained a consistent presence on television

It's been a decade since "Breaking Bad" ended in 2013, but Laura Fraser has continued to work steadily, mainly in British television (via IMDb). The Scottish actress has been a regular cast member of British-made crime dramas and mini-series such as "The Pact" and "The Missing." She was also part of the short-lived 2014 ABC show "Black Box."

Fraser has also guest starred on popular TV shows ranging from "Law & Order: SVU" to "Doctor Who." The actress even got to reprise her role as Lydia on several episodes of the hit "Breaking Bad" prequel series "Better Call Saul."

Fraser currently appears as Professor Sarah Gordon in the Alibi series "Traces." To this day, the veteran actress has no regrets about her career choice. She told Hello Magazine in 2021 that even when she play-acted as a toddler, "I just loved being transported and being able to believe it for myself, it was like a break from your daily experience – I loved it."