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J.J. Abrams


J.J. Abrams was born on June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Jacob Abrams. He is a producer and writer, known for Fringe (2008), Lost (2004) and Super 8 (2011). He has been married to Katie McGrath since 1996. They have three children. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Portal (producer) (announced)
 2016 Star Trek 3 (producer) (announced)
  Half-Life (producer) (announced)
 2015 Mission: Impossible 5 (producer) (filming)
 2015 Star Wars: Episode VII (producer) (filming)
 2014 Believe (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Perception (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Sinking (2014) ... (executive producer)
- White Noise (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Defection (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Beginner's Luck (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2014 Revolution (TV Series) (executive producer - 36 episodes)
- Declaration of Independence (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Memorial Day (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Tomorrowland (2014) ... (executive producer)
- S#!& Happens (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Austin City Limits (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2011-2014 Person of Interest (TV Series) (executive producer - 68 episodes)
- Deus Ex Machina (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A House Divided (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Beta (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Death Benefit (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Most Likely to... (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013-2014 Almost Human (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Straw Man (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Beholder (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Disrupt (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Perception (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Unbound (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (executive producer)
 2013 Kre-O Star Trek (Short) (producer)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (producer)
 2008-2013 Fringe (TV Series) (executive producer - 100 episodes)
- An Enemy of Fate (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Liberty (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Boy Must Live (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Anomaly XB-6783746 (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Black Blotter (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Alcatraz (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Tommy Madsen (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Garrett Stillman (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Webb Porter (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Sonny Burnett (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Ames Bros. (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2010-2012 Undercovers (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Reason (2012) ... (executive producer)
- Dark Cover (2012) ... (executive producer)
- The Key to It All (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Funny Money (2010) ... (executive producer)
- A Night to Forget (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Shelter (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 Super 8 (producer)
 2010 Morning Glory (producer)
 2004-2010 Lost (TV Series) (executive producer - 115 episodes)
- The End (2010) ... (executive producer)
- What They Died For (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Across the Sea (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Candidate (2010) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Recruit (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The People Speak (Documentary) (co-producer)
 2009 Star Trek: D·A·C (Video Game) (executive producer: Bad Robot Interactive - as Jeffrey Jacob Abrams)
 2009 Star Trek (producer)
 2009 Anatomy of Hope (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007-2008 Lost: Missing Pieces (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- So It Begins (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- The Envelope (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Jin Has a Temper-Tantrum on the Golf Course (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack. (2008) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
- Tropical Depression (2007) ... (executive producer - uncredited)
 2008 Cloverfield (producer)
 2006-2007 Six Degrees (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- A Simple Twist of Fate (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Objects in the Mirror (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Surstromming or a Slice (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Ray's Back (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Sedgewick's (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2007 What About Brian (TV Series) (executive producer - 24 episodes)
- What About Calling All Friends... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About Secret Lovers... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About All That Glitters... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About Strange Bedfellows... (2007) ... (executive producer)
- What About Temptations... (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2001-2006 Alias (TV Series) (executive producer - 105 episodes)
- Reprisal (2006) ... (executive producer)
- All the Time in the World (2006) ... (executive producer)
- No Hard Feelings (2006) ... (executive producer)
- I See Dead People (2006) ... (executive producer)
- 30 Seconds (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2005 The Catch (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2004 The Animated Alias: Tribunal (Video short) (executive producer)
 1998-2002 Felicity (TV Series) (executive producer - 84 episodes)
- Felicity Interrupted (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Back to the Future (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Spin the Bottle (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Power of the Ex (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Time Will Tell (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 Joy Ride (producer)
 1999 The Suburbans (producer)
 1996 The Pallbearer (producer - as Jeffrey Abrams)
 1992 Forever Young (executive producer - as Jeffrey Abrams)
 1991 Regarding Henry (co-producer - as Jeffrey Abrams)
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Show Show Visual effects (1 credit)
Show Show Sound department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (56 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

DVD commentary: Provided audio commentary on Lost: Pilot: Part 2 (2004) with Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

JJ Abrams | Jeffrey Jacob Abrams | Jeffrey Abrams

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I was a kid and saw Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) for the first time it blew my mind and around the same time I had friends who were huge fans of Star Trek and I don't know if I was smart enough to get it, or patient enough. What I loved about Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) was the visceral energy of it, the clarity of it, the kind of innocence and big heart of it. ... See more »

Trivia:

J.J. has had the visual effects studio Industrial Light & Magic fix his overuse of lens flares, by removing them in post-production. See more »

Trademark:

Will sometimes go out of his way to add lens flares in his shots, often having people stand off camera pointing lights at it See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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