Visual Effects & Animation
Sarah Lawrence College
Announced as director of highly anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII"
Directed and produced big budget sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness"
Wrote and directed sci-fi feature "Super 8"; also co-produced with Steven Spielberg
Returned as a producer for "Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol," starring Tom Cruise and directed by Brad Bird
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
Again collaborated with Matt Reeves, who directed Abrams-produced "Cloverfield"
Co-created Fox sci-fi thriller series "Fringe"
Made feature directorial debut with "Mission: Impossible III," starring Tom Cruise
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
Created and executive-produced ABC spy drama series "Alias," starring Jennifer Garner; also wrote and directed several episodes
Co-wrote and co-produced thriller "Joy Ride"
Formed company Bad Robot Productions
Co-created (with Matt Reeves) and executive produced drama series "Felicity" (The WB); also directed episodes
Co-scripted summer hit "Armageddon"; collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay
Produced first film, "The Pallbearer"; directed by future collaborator Matt Reeves
Penned drama feature "Regarding Henry," starring Harrison Ford; also co-produced
First produced film, "Taking Care of Business" (co-wrote with Jill Mazursky)
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