J. J. Abrams

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Birth Name: Jeffrey Jacob Abrams

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 27, 1966

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

J. J. Abrams is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and composer. He is the son of producers Carol Ann (Kelvin), a producer, writer, and academic, and Gerald W. Abrams, a producer. He is married to public relations executive Katie McGrath, with whom he has three children.

J. J.’s paternal grandfather was Samuel David Abrams (the son of Harry Abrams and Fanny). Samuel was born in Łomża, Poland.

J. J.’s paternal grandmother was Lillian/Lilian Kodish (the daughter of Jacob Elwood Kodish and Fanny Clompus). Jacob was born in Latgale, Latvia, the son of Joseph Kodis/Kodish and Sarah Kodis. Fanny was born in Palanga, Lithuania, the daughter of Beryl Hirsch Klompus/Clompus and Ida Ethel Levy.

J. J.’s maternal grandparents were Harry Kelvin and Leonore Schor (the daughter of Samuel Schor and Tillie Sonnenbloom). Samuel was the son of Itzhak Meyer Stupp and Frima Schor. Tillie was born in Horodenka, Ukraine, the daughter of Arnold Sonnenblum and Beatrice Koffler.

Source: Genealogy of J. J. Abrams – https://www.geni.com

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