J.J. Abrams

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
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Born: 06/27/1966 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (31)

Star Wars: Episode 8 2017 (Movie)

(Producer)

10 Cloverfield Lane 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Roadies 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Star Trek Beyond 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Westworld 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Infinitely Polar Bear 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Almost Human 1998 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Believe 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Felicity 1998 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Person of Interest 1998 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Revolution 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Fringe 1998 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Alcatraz 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Undercovers 2000 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Morning Glory 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lost: Destiny Calls 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lost: The Story of the Oceanic 6 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cloverfield 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Six Degrees 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

What About Brian 2005 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Joy Ride 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Suburbans 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Regarding Henry 1991 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Actor (15)

21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

Conan 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The Daily Show 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream Awards 2011 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Trek Nation 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Diabolique 1996 (Movie)

Video Photographer No 2 (Actor)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Regarding Henry 1991 (Movie)

Delivery Boy (Actor)
Writer (9)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Joy Ride 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Armageddon 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gone Fishin' 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Forever Young 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Regarding Henry 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Taking Care of Business 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (7)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Alias 1998 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Lost 1998 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Super 8 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Star Trek 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (4)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 (Movie)

("Jabba Flow") (Song)

Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 (Movie)

("The Growl") (Song)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

("Song 5000") (Song)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

("Song 5000") (Song Performer)
Visual Effects & Animation (1)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Digital Artist(Industrial Light & Magic) (Digital Effects Artist)

Relationships

Gerald Abrams Executive Producer

Father
Born 1939; formed Cypress Point Productions company; produced Emmy-winning TV movie "Family of Spies" (1990)

Gracie Abrams

Daughter
Born c. 1999; mother, Katie McGrath

August Abrams

Son
Born Jan. 11, 2006; mother, Katie McGrath

Carol Abrams Executive Producer

Mother
Born Sept. 23, 1942 Died June 3, 2012

Henry Abrams

Son
Born c. 1998; mother, Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath Actor

Wife
Married 1996

Tracy Rosen Writer

Sister

EDUCATION

Sorbonne

Paris ,
Attended during his junior year of college

Sarah Lawrence College

Yonkers , New York 1988

Milestones

2013

Announced as director of highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII"

2013

Directed and produced big budget sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness"

2011

Wrote and directed sci-fi feature "Super 8"; also co-produced with Steven Spielberg

2011

Returned as a producer for "Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol," starring Tom Cruise and directed by Brad Bird

2009

Directed an all-new cast in 11th film of "Star Trek" franchise, which explored early days of Kirk and Spock before they unite aboard the USS Enterprise

2008

Again collaborated with Matt Reeves, who directed Abrams-produced "Cloverfield"

2008

Co-created Fox sci-fi thriller series "Fringe"

2006

Made feature directorial debut with "Mission: Impossible III," starring Tom Cruise

2004

Co-created (with Damon Lindelof) and executive produced ABC ensemble drama "Lost"; also wrote and directed several episodes; earned Golden Globe (2005) nomination for Best Drama

2001

Created and executive-produced ABC spy drama series "Alias," starring Jennifer Garner; also wrote and directed several episodes

2001

Co-wrote and co-produced thriller "Joy Ride"

1998

Formed company Bad Robot Productions

1998

Co-created (with Matt Reeves) and executive produced drama series "Felicity" (The WB); also directed episodes

1998

Co-scripted summer hit "Armageddon"; collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay

1996

Produced first film, "The Pallbearer"; directed by future collaborator Matt Reeves

1991

Penned drama feature "Regarding Henry," starring Harrison Ford; also co-produced

1990

First produced film, "Taking Care of Business" (co-wrote with Jill Mazursky)

1982

Wrote music for cult director Don Dohler's horror feature "Nightbeast"

Met future collaborator Matt Reeves at age 13

Began making Super 8mm movies at age eight

Formed Abrams/Katims/Webster Productions with Jason Katims and Paul Webster

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