Profession: Director, Producer and Writer
Why Famous: Known for his high quality work in the genres of action, science fiction and and drama. He was the co-creator of a number of several television series, including Felicity, Alias, Lost and Fringe.
His work as a director includes Mission: Impossible III (2006), Star Trek (2009), its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013), Super 8 (2011) and the first film in the Star Wars reboot, The Force Awakens (2015).
- 2013-04-23 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney