Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, better known as his screen moniker J.J. Abrams, is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, director, actor and composer.
Best known for his work in science fiction and action genres, Abrams (co-)created multiple award winning television series, including: Felicity, Alias, Lost, Fringe, Undercovers, Person of Interest and Revolution. His film work includes the late 2000s reboots of beloved film series such as Star Trek
, Star Wars, and Mission: Impossible. Many of the films he has contributed to are distributed by Paramount Pictures, while his television series are, generally, co-produced by either Warner Bros. Television or Touchstone Television. Abrams' frequent creative collaborators include writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, composer Michael Giacchino, cinematographers Daniel Mindel and Larry Fong, and editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey.
Abrams was born in New York City, but raised in Los Angeles, the son of television producer Gerald W. Abrams and executive producer Carol Ann Abrams (née Kelvin). He attended Palisades High School and Sarah Lawrence College. Abrams' first movie business job came at the age of 16, when he wrote music for Don Dohler's film Nightbeast. During his senior year at college, he teamed with Jill Mazursky to write a feature film treatment later used as the basis for Taking Care of Business, Abrams' first produced film. Abrahms continues to create major television and motion picture pieces under his production company, Bad Robot, founded in 2001 with Byran Burk.
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