Skyler White played by Anna Gunn

Skyler White played by Anna Gunn

Born on August 11, 1970, Skyler Lambert, maiden name of Skyler White (portrayed by Anna Gunn) and also of series creator Vince Gilligan’s mother, studied accounting and met Walter White while she was working in a restaurant near the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where Walter worked at the time. They soon married and moved to Albuquerque, buying the house in which they live in for the majority of the series. By then, Skyler is seen to be pregnant with Walter White, Jr. (“Full Measure”).

At some point, Skyler worked as an accountant at Beneke Fabricators, a company that was owned by Ted Beneke’s father. Skyler eventually stops working at the company apparently due to the poor condition of the facility (“Negro y Azul”). After Walt abruptly leaves a breakthrough of a multi-billion dollar company Gray Matter Technologies and sells his financial interest for $5,000, Skyler becomes unemployed. In order to contribute to the family’s financial security and gain a source of income, Skyler writes short stories and sells various items on eBay (“Pilot”).

In the beginning of the series Skyler, whose sister Marie Schrader is married to DEA agent Hank Schrader, is a loving, albeit controlling, housewife and mother of one, with another on the way. She holds no formal employment, instead stating that she writes stories, sells things on eBay and other miscellaneous sources of income. Her personal life is even more empty than that of her aging, repressed husband. Already concerned for his husband’s health, she prepares him a birthday breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs topped with veggie bacon shaped in a “50”.

Mike Ehrmantraut is the only main character who never met Skyler.


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