Matthew Gray Gubler's face became familiar to millions in the late '90s, when he began working as a prominent fashion model. Gubler graduated from The Las Vegas Academy for International Studies, where he wanted to focus on filmmaking, but the major was not offered. He opted to major in acting instead, and was able to pursue his main interest later on, when he enrolled at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. It was during this time that Gubler was noticed by a model scout. He would go on to sign with DNA Model Management, and appear in campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs. In 2003, Gubler was given the chance to work as an intern for filmmaker Wes Anderson. Anderson encouraged Gubler to audition for a role in his film "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004) as Nico-a character who was also an intern. Gubler won the role and documented his experiences on the set in the form of a small scale documentary, "Matthew Gray Gubler's Life Aquatic Intern Journal" (2004). Soon, he was cast on the series "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005-). In 2005, he directed the music video for The Killers' song "Don't Shoot Me." Before long, he was regularly directing episodes of "Criminal Minds" as well.