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    • As a child, Abrams purchased a "Magic Mystery Box", which he has never opened. He has used this box as inspiration for many TV shows, using it's theme of mystery as way to keep people hooked.

    • In 2005 Abrams 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 and his Lost pilot script (co-written with Lindelof). Abrams won a Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Drama Series for Lost.

    • J.J. was listed at #85 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.

    • J.J. is 5' 7".

    • On June 19, 2007, J.J. was one of 115 people to be admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which is the group who's members vote on Academy Award nomination ballots.

    • J.J. Abrams began working on TV and cinema, as a producer or a writer, in the year 1990.

    • J.J. Abrams is the director of the movie Mission: Impossible III (2006) (starring Tom Cruise). He says that Cruise watched early episodes of Alias (J.J.'s series), and then offered him the job.

    • J.J. Abrams used to write scripts while he was in college. He used Alvin Sargent's screenplay to Ordinary People as a guide.

    • J.J. Abrams full name is Jeffrey Jacob Abrams.

    • J.J. Abrams is the creator of Alias, and he brought Jennifer Garner to that show. He knew her from her guest-roles in his previous series, Felicity.

    • During his college years, J.J. Abrams teamed up with a friend in the writing of a feature film treatment. The film was bought by Touchstone Pictures was the basis for the movie Taking Care of Business. J.J. was the Producer.

    • J.J. Abrams is the screenwriter of the films Armageddon, Forever Young and Regarding Henry.

    • When J.J. Abrams was 8 years old, his grandfather took him on the Universal Studios tour. Which is why, over the next 10 years, he created several student films and even won some awards at festivals.

    • He produced a pilot for The Catch with Greg Grunberg (Eric Weiss in Alias where Abrams is part of the crew as well) as a bounty hunter. Right Now the series hasn't aired yet.

    • He was educated at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

    • His father is the television producer Gerald W. Abrams.

    • He was/is a Writer for Alias, Felicity and Lost, Director for them all, and Executive Producer for Alias and Lost.

    • He is a television producer, writer, director, composer and actor.

    • J.J. Abrams was born on June 27, 1966.

  • Quotes

    • J.J. Abrams: (about "Lost") He said he had a show he wanted to put on the air about the survivors of a plane crash and would I please help him do it, ... I thought, 'How is that a show?' And then I thought if I were to do this it would be far too weird and borderline sci-fi and he'd never want to do it. But his response was no, I love that idea.

    • J.J. Abrams: Star Wars is probably the most influential film of my generation. It`s the personification of good and evil and the way it opened up the world to space adventure, the way westerns had to our parents` generations, left an indelible imprint. So, in a way, everything that any of us does is somehow directly or indirectly affected by the experience of seeing those first three films.

    • J.J. Abrams: (about Alias' 4th season) Alias is, perhaps typically, a puzzle this year, ... The Vaughn storyline is not what it seems, but that's all I can say, or the writers will kill me. They know where I live.

    • J.J. Abrams: I couldn't believe it, ... I started on a Monday and turned in the outline on a Friday. On the Saturday they called and said, 'OK, we're making it'.

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