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Raised in Brooklyn Heights, New York, Akiva Goldsman received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and attended the graduate fiction writing program at New York University.

His feature writing credits include The Client, Batman Forever, A Time to Kill, Batman and Robin, Practical Magic, Cinderella Man, I Am Legend, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and I, Robot. He also wrote A Beautiful Mind, for which he won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award.

Goldsman’s feature producing credits include Paranormal Activity 2, 3, and 4, and under his Weed Road Pictures banner, Deep Blue Sea, Constantine, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, I Am Legend, Hancock, Fair Game, Lone Survivor, Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan, and the upcoming The Map of Tiny Perfect Things for Amazon.

Goldsman’s television work as a creator, producer, writer, and/or director include Fringe, for which he garnered a Saturn Award and a Hugo Award nomination; Childhood’s End; and WGN original drama series, Underground, which was nominated for multiple NAACP Image Awards. Current projects include the live-action Titans, Star Trek: Picard, and the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for CBS All Access.

Goldsman’s feature directorial debut, Winter’s Tale, starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith, and Russell Crowe was released in February 2014. Most recently, he directed the sci-fi horror film Stephanie for Blumhouse Productions and Universal.

Upcoming feature projects include Firestarter, based on Stephen King’s novel; The Billion Dollar Spy directed by Amma Asante; Brilliance starring Will Smith; and Major Matt Mason starring Tom Hanks. Upcoming television includes The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, based on Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel; as well as Gormenghast, based on the books by Mervyn Peake, both for Showtime.