J. J. Abrams is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor, and composer. He is well known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote and produced feature films before co-creating the television series Felicity. He also created Alias and co-created Lost. His directorial film work includes two Star Trek films – Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) – along with Mission: Impossible III (2006), Super 8 (2011), and Star Wars: Episode VII (2015), the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.