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J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams is the founder of Bad Robot Productions, which he runs with his producing partner, Bryan Burk. Formed in 2001, Bad Robot is partnered with Paramount Pictures for motion pictures, and Warner Bros. Television for TV series, and has since produced films and television series such as Cloverfield, Star Trek, ABC's Alias and Lost, and Fox's Fringe.

In 2006, Abrams directed his first feature film Mission: Impossible 3. His second feature directorial effort Star Trek was released in May 2009.

Abrams was born in New York, raised in Los Angeles, and attended Sarah Lawrence College, where he co-wrote a film treatment that became the basis for Disney's Taking Care of Business. In years following, he wrote or co-wrote such films as Regarding Henry, Forever Young, Armageddon, and Joy Ride.

In 1998, Abrams co-created his first television series Felicity, with collaborator and long-time friend Matt Reeves. Abrams served as executive producer for the series' four-season run on The WB. Abrams additionally created and executive produced Alias for ABC, and is co-creator (with Damon Lindelof) and executive producer of Lost.

In 2005, Abrams received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for the Lost pilot, as well as Outstanding Drama Series for Lost. He also received Emmy nominations for his Alias and Lost pilot scripts. Additionally, Abrams composed the theme music for Alias, Fringe, and Lost, and co-wrote the theme song for Felicity.

Abrams presently serves as executive producer of Fringe, which he co-created with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman in 2008. Currently, Abrams is producing the romantic comedy Morning Glory, starring Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams, as well as sequels for both Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.

Abrams and his wife have three young children.


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J.J. Abrams Facts

Birth NameJeffrey J. Abrams
OccupationProducer
BirthdayJune 27, 1966 (51)
SignCancer
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Awards2005 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (for Lost (Pilot Part 1 & Part 2))

Selected Filmography

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Trek Into Darkness
Super 8
Victim of Beauty
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
Westworld: Trailer
Cocktails
A New Day in the Old Town
Star Trek
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