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J.J. ABRAMS (Director/Producer) was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles. Abrams attended Sarah Lawrence College where, during his senior year, he co-wrote a film treatment. Purchased by Touchstone Pictures, the treatment was the basis for "Taking Care of Business,” Abrams' first produced film, which starred Charles Grodin and Jim Belushi. He followed that up with "Regarding Henry” starring Harrison Ford, and "Forever Young” starring Mel Gibson. Abrams then collaborated with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay on the summer 1998 blockbuster "Armageddon.” In 2001, he co-wrote and produced the film "Joy Ride.” In 2006, Abrams made his feature directorial debut with "Mission: Impossible III,” starring Tom Cruise. In 2008, he executive produced the film "Cloverfield.”

In 1998, Abrams made his first foray into television with "Felicity,” which ran for four seasons on the WB. He served as the show's co-creator (with Matt Reeves) and Executive Producer. Under his production company Bad Robot, Abrams created and executive-produced "Alias” and is co-creator (with Damon Lindelof) and executive producer of "Lost.” In 2005, he received Emmys for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for the "Lost” pilot, as well as Outstanding Drama Series for "Lost.” He is also an Emmy nominee for his "Alias” pilot script as well as his "Lost” pilot script (co-written with Lindelof). Abrams won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Drama Series for "Lost.”

In addition to writing and directing, he composed the theme music for "Alias” and "Fringe,” and co-wrote the theme song for "Felicity.”

He is currently working on "Fringe” as co-creator (with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) and executive producer. It premiered on FOX in the fall of 2008. Abrams and his wife have three young children.


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