Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American director, producer, writer, actor, and composer, best known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction.In the 1990s, Abrams wrote and/or produced feature films such as the comedy Taking Care of Business (1990), the drama Regarding Henry (1991), the sci-fi romantic drama Forever Young (1992), and the sci-fi disaster thriller Armageddon (1998). In the late 1990s, he co-created the television drama series Felicity (1998–2002). He also created the spy-action show Alias (2001–2006) and co-created the drama Lost (2004–2010), the sci-fi show Fringe (2008–2013), the spy series Undercovers (2010) and produced the science fiction crime drama television series Person of Interest (2011–present) and the post-apocalyptic science fiction show Revolution (2012–2014), among others.His directorial film work includes two Star Trek sci-fi action films; Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), along with Mission: Impossible III (2006) and the science fiction-thriller Super 8 (2011). He also directed the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Abrams produced the science-fiction monster film Cloverfield (2008), the comedy Morning Glory (2010), and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011). He acted in the 1993 film Six Degrees of Separation.Many of the films he has directed or produced are distributed by Paramount Pictures, while his television series were co-produced by either Warner Bros. Television or Touchstone Television. Abrams' frequent creative collaborators include writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, composer Michael Giacchino, cinematographers Daniel Mindel and Larry Fong, and editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.