Valerie Plame

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Date of Birth August 13, 1963
Place of Birth Anchorage, Alaska
Age 57 years old
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Valerie Plame

Valerie Elise Plame Wilson, is an American writer, spy novelist, and former officer who worked at the United States Central Intelligence Agency. As the subject of the 2003 Plame affair, also known as the CIA leak scandal, Plame's identity as a CIA officer was leaked to and subsequently published by Robert Novak of the Washington Post. In the aftermath of the scandal, Richard Armitage in the U.S. Department of State was identified as one source of the information, and I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was convicted of lying to investigators. After a failed appeal, President George W. Bush commuted Libby's sentence and in 2018, President Donald Trump pardoned him. No one was formally charged with leaking the information. In collaboration with a ghostwriter, Plame wrote a memoir detailing her career and the events leading up to her resignation from the CIA. She has subsequently written and published at least two spy novels.

Born: Valerie Elise Plame, August 13, 1963, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Education: Pennsylvania State University, University Park (BA), London School of Economics (MSc), College of Europe (MA)
Occupation: Spy novelist, CIA officer (1985–2006)
Political party: Democratic
Children: 2 (with Wilson)
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About Valerie Plame

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.


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

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Latest information about Valerie Plame updated on October 21, 2020.

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