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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 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), 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 19 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Lost
Lost Producer
(2004-2010)
Super 8
Super 8 Producer
(2011)

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 2018 Kolma (producer) (announced)
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 2016 Star Trek Beyond (producer)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (producer)
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (executive producer)
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 2011 Super 8 (producer)
 2010 Morning Glory (producer)
 2009 Star Trek (producer)
 2008 Cloverfield (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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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 | 17 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

JJ Abrams | Jeffrey Jacob Abrams | Jeffrey Abrams

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on missing writing Felicity (1998)] I miss writing for a show that doesn't have any sort of odd, almost sci-fi bend to it. It was just sort of pure romantic, sweet characters who had crushes on one another and were dealing with which party to go to and if they had a part-time job or not--stuff that was kind of fun to write about. See more »

Trivia:

Has three children with wife Katie McGrath: Henry (born 1998), Gracie (born 1999) and August (born January 11, 2006). See more »

Trademark:

[Cold opening] A suspenseful sequence prior to the opening credits used to pull the audience directly into the story (Mission: Impossible III (2006), Star Trek (2009)). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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