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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), Star Trek (2009) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). 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 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)

Filmography

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 2018 Overlord (producer) (post-production)
 2018 M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (producer) (filming)
 2018 Cloverfield Movie (producer) (post-production)
 2018 Castle Rock (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Glare (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (executive producer)
  Half-Life (producer) (announced)
  Kolma (producer) (announced)
  Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer)
  Portal (producer) (announced)
 2016-2018 Westworld (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Journey into Night (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Bicameral Mind (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Well-Tempered Clavier (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Trace Decay (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Trompe L'Oeil (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (executive producer)
 2017 100 Years (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2016 America Divided (TV Mini-Series documentary) (producer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2016) ... (producer)
 2016 Roadies (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- The Load Out (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Corporate Gig (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The All Night Bus Ride (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Carpet Season (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Longest Days (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Star Trek: Beyond (producer)
 2011-2016 Person of Interest (TV Series) (executive producer - 103 episodes)
- Return 0 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- .exe (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Synecdoche (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Day the World Went Away (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Sotto Voce (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Day in Question (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Soldier Boy (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Happy Birthday, Lee Harvey Oswald (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Truth (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Eyes of Texas (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Moon Shot (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Race for the Prize (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Pittsburgh Astrobotic (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (producer - produced by)
 2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (producer)
 2015 Dead People (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 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 - 37 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)
 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 - 116 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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Personal Details

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening. See more »

Trivia:

While he was writing scripts in college, he used the Alvin Sargent screenplay to Ordinary People (1980) as a guide. See more »

Trademark:

Usually includes a party scene early in the series/movie with young adults mixing and mingling. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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