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Common


Rapper who, in recent years, has become one of the more prominent voices in hip-hop's new millennium renaissance. Born Lonnie Rashid Lynn in 1972, Common is the son of educator Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines and Lonnie Lynn, and ABA basketball player turned youth counselor. Common released his first LP, "Can I Borrow A Dollar?", under the Common Sense ... See full bio »

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 2015 Certified (announced)
Kelly Washington
 2014 Selma (post-production)
James Bevel
 2014 X/Y
 2013/I Pawn
Jeff Porter
 2013 Bizarre Bracket Behavior (Video short)
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Harry & Mindy (2013) ... Security Guard
 2013 Movie 43
Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
 2012 LUV
Vincent
 2011 New Year's Eve
Soldier - Hospital Story
 2011 Happy Feet Two
Seymour (voice)
 2011 Single Ladies (TV Series)
Mayor Howard
- Pilot (2011) ... Mayor Howard
 2009 Dow Jones (Video short)
Dow Jones
 2009 Terminator Salvation (Video Game)
Barnes (voice)
 2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate (Video Game)
Brummel (voice)
 2004 One on One (TV Series)
Darius
- Cabin Fever (2004) ... Darius
 2004 Game Over (TV Series)
Common (voice)
 2003 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Omar
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Other Works:

Music video for Alicia Keys: "Unbreakable" See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Common Sense

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Talking about Britney Spears comeback concert performance]: I think it didn't seem like she wanted to be there. There wasn't any spark, it didn't feel like life was there.

Trivia:

Was known as Common Sense prior to 1995, when a ska band with that name sued him, forcing him to shorten his name. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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