Son of Gerald W. Abrams Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1988. Gave "Alias" (2001) star Jennifer Garner a pink bicycle for her birthday. She would often greet the production crew by ringing the bells on the bike's handlebars. He says he got the job directing Mission: Impossible III (2006) after Tom Cruise watched early episodes of "Alias" (2001) on DVD and loved them. The two started hanging out together and Cruise offered him the job. While he was writing scripts in college, he used the Alvin Sargent screenplay to Ordinary People (1980) as a guide. Named one of Fade In Magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know" in 2005 Has three children with wife Katie: Henry (b. 1998), Gracie (b. 1999) and August (b. 11 January, 2006). His debut film Mission: Impossible III is the most expensive film ever made by a first time director. Is a fan of the original Star Trek series and has announced that he intends to make an 11th Star Trek film. He has discussed wanting to be more involved in the 3rd season of "Lost" (2004) (interminently with his film schedule) because he hasn't been directly involved in the show since the 6th episode of the first season. Sold his script for "Forever Young" (1992) for 2 million dollars. He once worked as a home inspector in the San Fernando Valley with Jay Fesler and Dan Johnson. One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.