Criminal Minds: Supervisory Special Agent Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster). Because her mother is a U.S. Ambassador, Prentiss spent her childhood in numerous places, including Ukraine, France, Italy, and various countries in the Middle East. She applied to the FBI upon graduating from Yale, where she worked for ten years (including several assignments at Interpol) before coming to the Behavioral Analysis Unit. She is fluent in Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, and Greek.