Jeffrey Jacob Abrams, commonly known as J. J. Abrams, is a famous American film and television producer, director, screenwriter, as well as an actor. J. J. Abrams rose to prominence in 1998, when he co-created a popular drama series entitled “Felicity”, which is considered to be among the “Best School Shows of All Time”. After that, he contributed to the creation of “Lost”, starring Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly and Jorge Garcia, which proved to be an instantaneous success, with more than 16 million viewers per every episode. As a director, J. J. Abrams worked on “Star Trek into Darkness”, which grossed more than $467 million at the box office, making it the highest-grossing film in the “Star Trek” series. Aside from that, he directed “Mission: Impossible III” starring Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Super 8”, and is currently working on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which is scheduled to be released in 2015. For his contributions to film and television industry, J. J. Abrams has been rewarded with Writers Guild of America Awards, Emmy Awards, and received nominations for PGA Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films awards.
J. J. Abrams Net Worth $95 Million
A well-known director and producer, how rich is J. J. Abrams? According to sources, J. J. Abrams’ net worth is estimated to be $95 million, most of which he has accumulated through his involvement in the film and television industry.
J. J. Abrams was born on June 27, 1966 in New York, United States, but he spent most of his childhood in Los Angeles. He studied at Palisades High School, and later enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College. Abrams grew up in a family of producers and screenwriters, which undoubtedly shaped his future career options. His interest in film-making started when he was a teenager, and it grew by the time he went to college. While he was at Sarah Lawrence College, Abrams co-wrote a film treatment, later acquired by “Touchstone Pictures” company, which was turned into a comedy film starring James Belushi, Loryn Locklin and Charles Grodin called “Taking Care of Business”. Following the success of his very first film, Abrams came out with a drama entitled “Regarding Henry”, in which the main characters were played by Harrison Ford and Annette Bening. In 1998, he wrote the screenplay for “Armageddon”, which was directed and co-produced by Michael Bay. A box office success worldwide, “Armageddon” significantly contributed to the overall popularity of its main stars. In the same year, J. J. Abrams made a television debut with “Felicity”, which granted him even more public exposure. He received his first award in 2005, for working on “Lost”, and since then has made a name for himself in the industry.
Currently, Abrams is working on the release of an action spy film entitled “Mission: Impossible 5” with Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner, and “Star Trek 3”, where he is serving as the producer.
In regards to his personal life, J. J. Abrams is married to Katie McGrath, with whom he has three children.
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