Gracie Abram’s a rising star in the music world is the daughter of J.J Abrams and Katie McGrath. Gracie has done great work in the music industry, having opened for Taylor Swift on her Eras Tour in 2023 and also for Olivia Rodrigo on her Sour Tour in 2022 but her parents have also been in the spotlight for many years. J.J Abrams is a famous film director and Katie McGrath is a famous film and television producer.
Gracie was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California. She also has an elder brother named Henry and younger one named August.
Her Parents’ Professional Career
Gracie’s dad was a mindblowing director and has directed several films like Star Wars, The Force Awakens and also co – created the shows like Lost- Alias. Her mother Katie, belonged to a political background. She began her career in Washington D.C and held a great position in many notable firms.Presently, both J.J and Katie are working as co-CEO’s of Bad Robot Productions.They have produced various Tv shows and films while working over there and are still giving their best over there.
They also co-founded their family’s foundation in 2012 and thus have created grants and raised many funds to support different causes for the society’s welfare including abortion rights, social injustice and also raised funds like Anti Racist Fund launched in 2021.
Relationship Status and Personal Life
Not only in their professions but in their personal lives too, they are one of the best parents to their three children: Henry, Gracie and August. J.J once talking about fatherhood told Red Carpet Roxy in June 2015 that “It’s the greatest gift, and you get what you put into it.”
They both got married in 1996 on Sep,29. So one may notice that they are married for decades and share a healthy relationship both personally and professionally. Katie has claimed many times through her posts on social media how much she loves her husband.
They both welcomed their first son ‘Henry’ on June 22 in 1998, followed by ‘Gracie’ on Sept,7 1999 and their youngest son ‘August’ who was born on Jan,10 in 2006.
Gracie’s Journey: Influenced by her Parents
Gracie once said that she is fortunate enough to grow up in a home with her parents, especially her dad J.J who told her stories, signifying that music could be a lifelong passion. She also said once in her interview with iHeartRadio Canada –
“There’s a privilege in having even grown up around the knowledge of what the entertainment world looks like at all.”
She also appreciates her mom’s efforts in raising her, giving her the confidence to be fearless while singing on stage and also exposing her to important causes in life. They also supported Gracie when she opened for Taylor Swift and were elated to see their daughter on tour with Swift.
J.J Abrams: An Emmy Winning Director
J.J has been working in the industry since the 1990s as an executive director and producer, co-creator in many TV shows and also as a composer. In 2001, he founded a production company named Bad Robot with his fellow producer Byran Burk but presently J.J and Katie are serving as co- CEOs of this company. Under his company he created many award winning shows and films and in 2005 he won many Emmy awards for being an Outstanding Director for a drama series.
Katie’s Political Background
Not only Katie is a famous producer but she also has a strong political background. She served as a legislative assistant to Senator Edward in the starting of her career before she began her career in public relations in TV and films. She was also a founding member of political media firm- First Tuesday Media. Later she switched her career from politics and served as the director of communications at MTV networks. Now, she is working as the co-CEO at Bad Robot where she handles the company’s culture, communications and businesses.
J.J and Katie: Strong Social Activists
The couple together have pledged to donate for multiple causes. Katie belonged to a political background and it is still relevant in her life as she serves as a social activist through philanthropy inspiring her husband too for the great noble works. They raised funds for abortion rights and other social practices and also launched Anti-Racist fund. They supported local politicians and also gave initial investments of $200,000 to five groups named Black Futures Lab, Black Lives Matter L.A., Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative and Know Your Rights Camp. They also donated to L.A Mayor Karen Bass’ campaign in 2022 according to the news in Los Angeles Times.
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