J. J. Abrams
Jeffrey Jacob Abrams
New York City, New York
Birth date
June 27, 1966

Jeffrey Jacob "J. J." Abrams, born June 27, 1966 in New York City, New York is an American film and television director, screenwriter, producer, actor and composer who is directing, writing and producing Super 8. He is the founder of Bad Robot Productions and is an Emmy and Golden Globe award winner, who created or co-created the television series "Felicity," "Alias," "Lost" and "Fringe," - directed the films "Mission: Impossible III" and "Star Trek"(2009) and produced the film Cloverfield.


  • Taking Care of Business (1990) (writer)
  • Regarding Henry (1991) (writer, co-producer)
  • Forever Young (1992) (writer, executive producer)
  • The Pallbearer (1996) (producer)
  • Gone Fishin' (1997) (co-writer)
  • Armageddon (1998) (writer)
  • The Suburbans (1999) (producer)
  • Joy Ride (2001) (writer, producer)
  • Mission: Impossible III (2006) (director, co-writer)
  • Cloverfield (2008) (producer)
  • Star Trek (2009) (director, producer)
  • Morning Glory (2010) (producer)
  • Super 8 (2011) (director, writer, producer)
  • Mission: Impossible 4 (December 16, 2011) (producer)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)


  • Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Samurai Jack feature film (TBA) (co-producer)
  • Untitled "Cloverfield" Sequel (TBA)


  • Felicity (1998–2002) (co-creator, writer, executive producer, director)
  • Alias (2001–2006) (creator, writer, executive producer, director)
  • Lost (2004–2010) (co-creator, writer, executive producer, director)
  • The Office (2005–present) (guest director)
  • What About Brian (2006–2007) (executive producer)
  • Six Degrees (2006–2007) (executive producer)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2006) (guest director)
  • Fringe (2008–present) (co-creator, writer, executive producer)
  • Anatomy of Hope (2010) (executive producer)
  • Undercovers (2010–present) (co-creator, executive producer, writer, director)


  • 2002 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (Alias)
  • 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Drama Series (Lost)
  • 2005 Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Directing for A Drama Series (Lost)
  • 2005 Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Writing for A Drama Series (Lost)
  • 2006 Golden Globe Award Winner, Best Television Series: Drama (Lost)
  • 2007 Golden Globe Award Nomination, Best Television Series: Drama (Lost)
  • 2006 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series (Lost)

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Abrams had cameoed in Super 8 as the role of a Military Driver.
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