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A director, producer, and composer who has worked and succeeded in television and films alike, Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is primarily known for directing the Star Trek reboot and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. J.J. Abrams was born in 1966, and his first produced script was for Taking Care Of Business. As a script doctor, he worked on Michael Bay’s Armageddon, before he moved into television co-creating Felicity, Lost, and Fringe, as well as creating Alias. With 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, Abrams showed his true potential as a blockbuster director. He has since enhanced his reputation with 2009’s Star Trek, 2011’s Super 8, and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, The Force Awakens was released in December of 2015.