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J.J. Abrams


Jeffrey Jacob Abrams was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, the son of TV producer parents. Abrams planned on going to dental school, but decided to study film at Sarah Lawrence College. At 15, he wrote the music for Don Dohler's Nightbeast (1982). In his senior year, he and Jill Mazursky teamed up to write a feature film, which ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lost
Lost Producer
(2004-2010)
Star Trek
Star Trek Producer
(2009)
Super 8
Super 8 Producer
(2011)

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 2018 Overlord (producer) (post-production)
 2018 M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (producer) (filming)
 2018 Cloverfield Movie (producer) (post-production)
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  Kolma (producer) (announced)
  Portal (producer) (announced)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (executive producer)
 2016 Star Trek: Beyond (producer)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (producer - produced by)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (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 1 (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:

Looking back on my childhood, I have a list of things that are massively important to me. Without question, Star Wars was on the list, and Star Trek was not. See more »

Trivia:

Currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California. 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 »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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