Lydia Batesplayed by Tracy Ifeachor
Lydia Bates is a CIA case officer and co-instructor at The Farm. Originally posing as just another recruit, she and Owen Hall revealed her true role as a lesson to the others. As co-instructor, she's pushed Alex Parrish especially hard.
In television, Tracy Ifeachor has starred in and had recurring guest roles on several primetime series including The Originals, Hawaii 5-0, Doctor Who, Strike Back, Crossbones, Le Grand, Casualty and Spark. In theater, she was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award in 2010 for her portrayal of 'Rosalind' in Shakespeare's As You Like It. She's also starred in Noughts & Crosses, Raisin in the Sun at the Royal Exchange, and Welcome to Thebes at the National Theater. In film, she's starred in Taken Down directed by Jim Gillespie and Blooded directed by Ed Boase.