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Biography #2Stephen Sommers attended St. Johns University and The University of Seville in Spain. Following that, he spent four years performing in theater groups and managing rock bands throughout Europe. Relocating to Los Angeles, he attended the USC School of Cinema-Television, earning a Masters Degree. During this time, he wrote and directed an award- winning short film entitled Perfect Alibi.
Sommers wrote and directed The Mummy as well as The Mummy Returns. He wrote and directed The Adventures of Huck Finn, starring Elijah Wood and Jason Robards, The Jungle Book with Jason Scott Lee, Cary Elwes, Sam Neill and John Cleese, and Deep Rising, starring Treat Williams and Famke Janssen. Sommers wrote and executive produced Disney's Tom And Huck with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Brad Renfro. For television, he wrote and executive produced Oliver Twist, again working with Wood as well as Richard Dreyfuss.
Sommers resides in Los Angeles with his wife Jana and their two daughters.