Damon Lindelof is one of Hollywood’s most-respected – and busiest – writer/producers. He co-produced Star Trek (2009) and has co-written and is co-producing the Star Trek sequel, which is now in production with J.J. Abrams at the helm as director and co-producer via Abrams’ company, Bad Robot. Prior to Star Trek, Lindelof spent six season producing and writing Lost, the landmark sci-fi/drama from Bad Robot, which aired on ABC.

Lindelof grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, and attended New York University, where he studied film. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he landed work writing for such television shows as Wasteland, Nash Bridges and Crossing Jordan, making the leap to producer while on Nash Bridges. Once Lost ended its run, Lindelof began to concentrate on writing and producing feature films, and he counts among his credits Star Trek (2009), Cowboys & Aliens, the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi saga Prometheus and the Star Trek sequel.