Justin Lin

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 10/01/1971 (50) | Taipei (Taiwan)
Justin Lin (traditional Chinese: 林詣彬; simplified Chinese: 林诣彬; pinyin: Lín Yìbīn, born October 11, 1971) is a Taiwanese-born American film director. His films have grossed US$2.3 billion worldwide as of March 2017. He is best known for his directorial work on Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), the Fast & Furious franchise from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) to Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and F9 (2021), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He is also known for his work on television programs like Community, and the second season of True Detective. ()
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Justin Lin is a Taiwanese-American film director whose films have grossed $2 billion worldwide. He is best known for his work on Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), F9 (2021), and Star Trek Beyond (2016). He is also known for his work on television shows like Community and the second season of True Detective. Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Cypress, California, in Orange County. He attended Cypress High School and University of California, San Diego for two years before transferring to UCLA, where he earned a B.A. in Film & Television and a MFA in Film Directing & Production from the UCLA film school.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Crime | Drama

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Movies with Justin Lin as Actor(4)

as himself2016 50 Years of Star Trek
as himself2007 Hollywood Chinese
as Jock (Uncredited)2002 Better Luck Tomorrow

TV Shows/Series with Justin Lin as Actor(2)

as himself2016 Geeking Out

Movies with Justin Lin as Crew(32)

Directing/Director2023 Fast & Furious 10
Writing/Writer2023 Fast & Furious 10
Production/Producer2021 Moonshadow
Directing/Director2021 F9
Production/Producer2021 F9
Writing/Screenplay2021 F9
Writing/Story2021 F9
Production/Executive Producer2021 Space Jam: A New Legacy
Directing/Director2016 Star Trek Beyond
Production/Producer2016 Star Trek Beyond
Writing/Story2015 Hollywood Adventures
Directing/Director2014 Help
Production/Executive Producer2014 Grave Torture
Production/Executive Producer2013 Yellow Face
Directing/Director2013 Fast & Furious 6
Production/Executive Producer2012 Vesuvius
Production/Executive Producer2012 Bad Butt
Directing/Director2011 Fast Five
Production/Executive Producer2011 Fast Five
Directing/Director2009 Fast & Furious
Directing/Director2006 Annapolis
Directing/Director2002 Better Luck Tomorrow
Editing/Editor2002 Better Luck Tomorrow
Production/Producer2002 Better Luck Tomorrow
Writing/Writer2002 Better Luck Tomorrow
Directing/Director1997 Shopping for Fangs
Editing/Editor1997 Shopping for Fangs
Writing/Writer1997 Shopping for Fangs

TV Shows/Series with Justin Lin as Crew(9)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Warrior
Directing/Director2018 Magnum P.I.
Production/Executive Producer2018 Magnum P.I.
Directing/Director2017 S.W.A.T.
Production/Executive Producer2017 S.W.A.T.
Directing/Director2014 Scorpion
Directing/Director2014 True Detective
Production/Executive Producer2012 Internet Icon
Directing/Director2009 Community

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Justin Lin
Born: Friday, 10/01 1971 (October) in Taipei (Taiwan) (current age: 50 years + 114 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, Cypress High School
Other names for Justin Lin (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Yipin Lin"
Justin Lin frequently works together with these people:
Vin Diesel (11x, Actor)
Sung Kang (9x, Actor)
Neal H. Moritz (7x, Crew)
Peter Brown (7x, Crew)
Jordana Brewster (6x, Actress)
Chris Morgan (6x, Crew)
Brian Tyler (6x, Crew)
Anna MacKenzie (6x, Crew)
Bill Parks (5x, Actor)
Peter M. Lenkov (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1798, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 12/27/2021