J.J. Abrams (full name Jeffrey Jacob Abrams) was born on June 27, 1966, in New York
. His father, Gerald Abrams, had produced over 100 movies. After his family shifted to LA, Jeffrey Abrams was influenced from a tour of Universal Studios.
He began making his own movies which featured Greg Grunberg, his friend, and Abrams won a number of film contests. He was selected by Steven Spielberg at the age of 14 to edit a student film. He also arranged the score for the movie Nightbeast. While attending the Sarah Lawrence College, J.J. Abrams wrote a total of 9 screenplays and one of them were made into the movie Taking Care of Business (1990).
The first successful scripts he wrote on his own included Regarding Henry and For
ever Young. The remuneration of these two scripts helped him to open his own production company named Bad Robot. He co-wrote the script for the movie Armageddon in 1998. He also co-wrote the drama Felicity, which ran successfully for four seasons.
The next big work for J.J. Abrams was the show Alias on ABC in 2001. He produced and directed the series as well. In 2004, he came up with another show, Lost, for the same channel. He has also created the science fiction show, Fringe.
J.J. Abrams made his movie directorial debut with Mission Impossible III. The movie became a huge success and it was followed by the direction of the movie Cloverfield. He is also appointed as the director for the Stark Trek movie series.
Why is he famous?
J. J. Abrams is famous as a writer, producer and director. His portfolio includes shows like Lost, Alias and the direction of the Star Trek series of movie remakes.
Here is one of his famous quotes:
"I feel like in telling stories -- there are the things the audience thinks are important, and then there are the things that are actually important."
- J.J. Abrams
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