J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams

American film director
J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams Producer - Born June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name Jeffrey Jacob Abrams

Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1) Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill Mazursky teamed up to write a feature film, which became Taking Care of Business (1990). He went on to write and produce Regarding Henry (1991) and Forever Young (1992). He also co-wrote Gone Fishin' (1997) with Mazursky. Along with other Sarah Lawrence alumni, he experimented with computer animation and was contracted to develop pre-production animation for Shrek (2001).

Abrams worked on the screenplay for Armageddon (1998) and co-created (as well as composing the opening theme of) Felicity (1998), which ran for four seasons. He founded the production company Bad Robot in 2001 with Bryan Burk. He created and executive-produced Alias (2001) and Lost (2004), composing the theme music for both, and co-writing episodes of "Lost". He also co-wrote and produced thriller Joy Ride (2001). He made his feature directing debut with Mission: Impossible III (2006), reinvigorating the series. He produced the hit mystery film Cloverfield (2008) and co-created Fringe (2008).

He directed the Star Trek (2009) reboot, proving successful with fans and newcomers to the franchise. He next directed Super 8 (2011), co-produced by Steven Spielberg and produced Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011). He returned to direct the follow-up to his reboot, Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013). Disney and Lucasfilm announced J.J. as their choice for director of the first episode in the new 'Star Wars' trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He initially resisted, as he didn't want to travel away from his family to London, but Kathleen Kennedy convinced him that his voice would be the best to reinvigorate this franchise, as he had done with two others before. He also produced Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) and Star Trek: Beyond (2016), and executive-produced Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017). When it was announced that Colin Trevorrow would no longer direct Star Wars: Episode IX (2019), it was announced that J.J. would return to complete the trilogy he started.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Travis Brainerd

Spouse (1) Katie McGrath (1996 - present) ( 3 children)

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Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (born June 27, 1966) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is best known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote or produced such films as Regarding Henry (1991), Forever Young (1992), Armageddon (1998), Cloverfield (2008), Star Trek (2009), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX (2019).

Personal life Abrams is married to public relations executive Katie McGrath and has three children. He resides in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. He is Jewish and his wife is Roman Catholic, and he sometimes takes his children to religious services on Jewish holidays.

Abrams serves on the Creative Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization.

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J.J. Abrams was born on Monday, 27 June 1966 in New York, New York, USA. His full name at birth was Jeffrey Jacob Abrams. He is best known as a film/tv producer. Abrams' country of citizenship (nationality) is American. J.J. attended high school at Palisades High School. For university, he studied at Sarah Lawrence College. His religion is listed as Jewish. He is 5' 7" (170 cm) tall with a slim build. He has green eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $120,000,000 US dollars. J.J. Abrams is 58 years old and his zodiac star sign is Cancer.

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Full name at birth
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
Claim to fame
Creator of Lost, Fringe, Alias
Date of birth
27 June 1966
Place of birth
New York, New York, USA
Film and television producer, director, writer, actor, composer
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5' 7" (170 cm)
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Net worth
$120,000,000 USD
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Palisades High School
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Partner: Katie McGrath (Married) 3 children
Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams
Star Wars is probably the most influential film of my generation. It's the personification of good and evil and the way it opened up the world to space adventure, the way westerns had to our parents' generations, left an indelible imprint. So, in a way, everything that any of us does is somehow directly or indirectly affected by the experience of seeing those first three films.
  • 2007 - Ranked #29 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
  • While he was writing scripts in college, he used the Alvin Sargent screenplay to Ordinary People (1980) as a guide.
  • Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988.
  • His debut film Mission: Impossible III is the most expensive film ever made by a first time director.
  • Gave "Alias" (2001) star Jennifer Garner a pink bicycle for her birthday. She would often greet the production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars.

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