Jeffrey Jacob "J.J" Abrams is an American director, producer, writer, author and composer. He was born in 1966,and started working in filmmaking at the age of 16, when he composed the music for the film Nightbeast. He is best known for directing films like Star Trek, Star Trek...Read more Into Darkness, Mission: Impossible III, Super 8, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also wrote and produced films including Armageddon, Cloverfield, Forever Young and Regarding Henry. In addition, Abrams co-created the successful television series Lost.