Valerie Plame

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13, 1963
Anchorage, AK
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13, 1963 (age 57)
Anchorage, AK


Author and CIA officer who wrote the best-selling memoir, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House (2007). The work was subsequently adapted into a film starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.

Before Fame

She earned degrees from Pennsylvania State University, the London School of Economics, and the College of Europe before joining the CIA in 1985.


She first gained attention for her testimony at the 2007 House Oversight Committee hearing.

Family Life

She was briefly married to first husband, Todd Sesler, during the late 1980s. She and her second husband, diplomat Joseph Wilson, became parents to twins Trevor and Samantha in 2000.

Associated With

Congressman Henry Waxman forced Plame to testify at the House Oversight Committee's 2007 hearing.