Jun. 27th, 1966
New York City, New York, USA
J.J. Abrams' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- While he was writing scripts in college, he used the 'Alvin Sargent' (qv) screenplay to _Ordinary People (1980)_ (qv) as a guide.
- 2007 - Ranked #29 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
- Son of 'Gerald W. Abrams' (qv).
- He says he got the job directing _Mission: Impossible III (2006)_ (qv) after 'Tom Cruise' (qv) watched early episodes of _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv) on DVD and loved them. The two started hanging out together and Cruise offered him the job.
- J.J. Abrams has been involved with several projects that avail themselves of the social theory called the "Milgram Small World Phenomenon," after the social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who conducted acquaintance path experiments. John Guare's play _Six Degrees of Separation (1993)_ (qv) (and its subsequent film adaptation) is heavily responsible for introducing to the pop culture at large the notion that everyone in the world is separated by only six other people; Abrams had a small acting role in the film version. Abrams went on to produce _"Six Degrees" (2006)_ (qv), a TV show with a premise predicated on this theory, and _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv), a TV show in which seemingly unconnected and disparate characters often end up having hidden or unknown links to each other.
- One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
- Sold his script for _Forever Young (1992)_ (qv) for 2 million dollars.
- Gave _"Alias" (2001)_ (qv) star 'Jennifer Garner (I)' (qv) a pink bicycle for her birthday. She would often greet the production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars.