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Laura Fraser
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Born Laura Fraser
July 24 1976 (1976-07-24) (age 41)
Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present

Laura Fraser (born 24 July 1976) is a Scottish actress, known for portraying Door in the urban fantasy television series Neverwhere, Kate in the film A Knight's Tale, Cat MacKenzie in the serial drama Lip Service and Lydia Rodarte-Quayle during season 5 of AMC's Breaking Bad.

Early life

Fraser was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the daughter of Rose, a college lecturer and nurse, and Alister Fraser, a screenwriter and businessman. She attended Hillhead High School and is a former member of the Scottish Youth Theatre. She trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Career

Fraser's first big break was playing Door in the BBC's dark fantasy series Neverwhere in 1996. She also starred in the 1998 BBC film The Tribe, and played Lavinia in Titus (1999). Other notable film appearances were A Knight's Tale and Vanilla Sky, both in 2001. She starred in the BBC period drama serials He Knew He Was Right (2004), Casanova (2005), and Reichenbach Falls (2007). She starred in the 2006 British comedy film Nina's Heavenly Delights. In 2007, she played Claire Bellington in the ITV series Talk to Me. She starred in Florence Nightingale, first broadcast on BBC One on 1 June 2008.

Fraser starred as Cat in the 2010 BBC Three series Lip Service. In December 2010, it was announced that she had been cast in the role of Jessica Brody in the pilot for Homeland. Fraser was replaced in the series by Morena Baccarin. In June 2012, it was announced that she would play Lydia in the final season of the AMC drama series Breaking Bad.

Personal life

In 2003, Fraser married actor Karl Geary. They have one daughter, Lila, and live in upstate New York.

Filmography

Year Film Role
1999 Virtual Sexuality Justine Alice Parker

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