Justin Lin

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Date of Birth October 11, 1973
Place of Birth Taipei, Taiwan
Age 47 years old
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Justin Lin

Justin Lin is an American film director whose films have grossed US$2.3 billion worldwide as of March 2017. He is best known for his directorial work on Better Luck Tomorrow, the Fast & Furious franchise from The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift to Fast & Furious 6 and F9, and Star Trek Beyond. He is also known for his work on television programs like Community, and the second season of True Detective.

Born: October 11, 1971, Taipei, Taiwan
Alma mater: University of California, Los Angeles (BA, MFA)
Occupation: Director
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About Justin Lin

Taiwanese-American director best known for his work on the multi-billion dollar The Fast and the Furious franchise of films. He has also directed select episodes of television shows like Community, Scorpion and True Detective.

Before Fame

He grew up in Orange County, California and broke out in 2002 with the crime drama Better Luck Tomorrow, which became the first film ever purchased by MTV Films.


He was included on Goldsea Asian American Daily's list of the 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time.

Family Life

He was born in Taipei, Taiwan alongside his brother Jimmy who's also an actor. He has a son named Oqwe.


He directed Vin Diesel in 2013's Fast & Furious 6, which had the largest Memorial Day Weekend gross for a Universal Pictures production in history.

Information related to Justin Lin

  • James Wan , fellow Fast & Furious director.
  • Film directors from Taipei
  • Artists from Taipei
  • Taiwanese emigrants to the United States
  • UCLA Film School alumni
  • University of California, San Diego alumni
  • Film directors from California
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Latest information about Justin Lin updated on October 22, 2020.

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