J. J. Abrams
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams (known as JJ Abrams, * June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York) is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, composer and director. He is the CEO of the production company Bad Robot Productions.
Abrams was born in New York City but grew up in Los Angeles. He attended Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
Abrams has worked on many film and television projects, including Armageddon, and is the creator of the highly successful U.S. television series Felicity (1998), Alias - The Agent ( 2001) and, along with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Fringe - limiting cases of FBI (2008). He was also instrumental in the creative development process from Lost ( 2004) involved.
His first work as a director in a movie was the third part of the Mission Impossible series, which was released in May 2006. He got the job after his assistant Tom Cruise gave to the DVDs of his series Alias , which liked this at first. This was followed by the monster movie Cloverfield (2008), the Abrams -produced. As a director, he turned after the movies Star Trek (2009) and Super 8 ( 2011). Lastly, he was in the film Star Trek Into Darkness Director, appeared in May 2013.
In January 2013, Disney announced that Abrams will be directing the seventh part of the Star Wars series.
Abrams is the son of television producer Gerald W. Abrams and producer Carol Abrams. Together with his wife Katie McGrath, he has three children.