JJ Abrams

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Date of Birth June 27, 1966
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 54 years old
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J. J. Abrams

Jeffrey Jacob Abrams is an American filmmaker. He is known for his work in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. Abrams wrote or produced such films as Regarding Henry, Forever Young, Armageddon, Cloverfield, Star Trek, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Abrams has created numerous television series, including Felicity, Alias, Lost, and Fringe. He won two Emmy Awards for Lost — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series. His directorial film work includes Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8, and Star Trek Into Darkness. He also directed, produced and co-wrote The Force Awakens, the seventh episode of the Star Wars saga and the first film of the sequel trilogy. The film is his highest-grossing, as well as the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time not adjusted for inflation. He returned to Star Wars by directing and co-writing The Rise of Skywalker.

Born: Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, June 27, 1966, New York City, New York, U.S.
Education: Palisades Charter High School
Alma mater: Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation: Director, producer, screenwriter, musician, composer, actor, comic book writer
Years active: 1982–present
Home town: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Children: 3
Parent(s): Gerald W. Abrams, Carol Ann Kelvin
Twitter: J. J. Abrams's Twitter profile
IMDb: J. J. Abrams's IMDb

About JJ Abrams

Co-created the highly popular TV shows Alias and Lost and rebooted the Star Trek franchise. He also directed the 2011 film Super 8 and the 2015 blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Before Fame

His first film on which he was a producer was called Taking Care of Business and starred the one and only Jim Belushi.

Achievement

He won two Emmy Awards in 2005 for his work on Lost, one for Best Director and the other for Outstanding Drama Series.

Family Life

He married Katie McGrath in 1996; they have two sons named Henry and August and a daughter named Gracie.

Associations

He also directed Mission: Impossible III, starring Tom Cruise.

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