Read this: ‘Maya,’ the real-life CIA agent from ‘Zero Dark Thirty’; Rob Nabors; Stephen Colbert


Jessica Chastain as “Maya” in “Zero Dark Thirty.” (Jonathan Olley/AP)

Jessica Chastain could win an Oscar for playing the CIA agent who tracked Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty” — but the real-life “Maya” (not her actual name) lost out on a promotion to GS-14 after the operation, reports our colleague Greg Miller. Her rocky career and testy relationship with colleagues (whom she lashed out at in a mass email) may remind you just a little of Carrie in “Homeland.” As one associate notes, “She’s not Miss Congeniality, but that’s not going to find Osama bin Laden.”


Rob Nabors, right, with President Obama. (Rex Features/AP)

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