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Jj Abrams

Occupation: Director

Nationality: American

Born: June 27, 1966 (48)

Having successfully developed the TV series Alias, Lost and Fringe, JJ Abrams is a television producer and filmmaker known for his science-fiction and fantasy offerings. In 2009, he directed and released a new feature film reboot of the Star Trek franchise, opening to critical acclaim, with a sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness also achieving success in 2013.

His other credits include Armageddon, Mission Impossible III, Cloverfield, Super 8 and Revolution. He is currently working on Star Wars Episode VII, which is due for release in December 2015.

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