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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 Lost (2004), Mission: Impossible III (2006) 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 13 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2019 Star Trek 4 (producer) (announced)
 2016 Star Trek Beyond (producer) (filming)
 2016/I Valencia (producer) (post-production)
  Half-Life (producer) (announced)
  Portal (producer) (announced)
 2014 Infinitely Polar Bear (executive producer)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (producer)
 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 | 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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Personal Quote:

[on producing both Star Trek (2009) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)] There is no meta strategy to this, no Machiavellian plan. It was simply two opportunities to get involved in two disparate film series that are bigger than all of us. I don't feel any kind of Coke vs. Pepsi thing about it. It seems there is enough bandwidth for both of these very different stories to ... See more »

Trivia:

His debut film Mission: Impossible III (2006) was the most expensive film ever made by a first-time director until TRON: Legacy (2010), directed by Joseph Kosinski, which cost nearly $20 million more than MI3. See more »

Trademark:

His work often includes plotlines in which pregnant women get kidnapped by mysterious people or groups who eventually turn out to be trying to help the woman and/or her pregnancy--for example, Alias (2001), Lost (2004), Fringe (2008). See more »

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