J. J. Abrams

2016 Tribeca - Tribeca Talks Directors Series - J J Abrams With

Abrams in 2016, photo by excelentphoto/Bigstock.com

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, including comic book writer Henry Abrams.

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). Lillian was born in Pennsylvania. 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 grandfather was named Harry Kelvin. Harry was born in New York.

J. J.’s maternal grandmother was Leonore Schor (the daughter of Samuel Schor and Tillie Sonnenbloom). Leonore was born in New York. 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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