Marie Schrader played by Betsy Brandt

Marie Schrader played by Betsy Brandt

Marie Schrader (née Lambert), played by Betsy Brandt, is DEA agent Hank Schrader’s wife and the sister-in-law of Walter White. Marie is close with her sister, Skyler White, though her tendency to pry invariably irritates Skyler. Marie works a radiologic technologist at Kleinman Radiology Center, a medical scanning and X-ray office. She and Hank have no children.

Marie is not necessarily the most likeable person in the world. She has a tendency to be shallow, vain and snobby, along with obsessive-compulsive tendencies and other neuroses. Noticeably, she apparently suffers from kleptomania when she’s stressed and is seeing a therapist named Dave for her obsessive shoplifting. However, she is a loving sister and sister-in-law who has got some quirks and sharp edges to her but has a good heart. She genuinely loves her husband Hank and becomes a major source of comfort and support to him, who proves to be more emotionally fragile than he lets on.

Marie doesn’t hesitate to offer advice to others, but often fails to practice what she preaches. She appears self-centered, shallow, sharp and opinionated, but besides being very devoted to her husband she cares deeply for her sister’s family. She also seems to strictly watch her weight and is big on eating healthy, low fat foods. It is implied that she is a Whole Foods store fan.

She appears to harbor an obsession with the color purple. Indeed, she is almost always portrayed wearing purple and many elements of her home decor, including her kitchen appliances and bed linens, are matching shades of purple. Marie drives a blue 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle and also has a rather annoying habit of talking quickly about several subjects at the same time.


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