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First known as a rapper who became one of the more prominent voices in hip-hop's new millennium renaissance, Common later transitioned into acting. He was born in Chicago, and is the son of educator Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines and Lonnie Lynn, an ABA basketball player turned youth counselor. On October 6, 1992, Common released his first LP, "Can I Borrow... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Wanted
Wanted The Gunsmith
(2008)
Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad Monster T
(2016)
Selma
Selma James Bevel
(2014)
Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces Sir Ivy
(2006)

Filmography

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 2018 Smallfoot (filming) (voice)
 2018 The Tale (completed)
Martin
 2017 Saint Judy (post-production)
Benjamin Adebayo
  The Hate U Give (filming)
Uncle Carlos
 2017-2018 The Lion Guard (TV Series)
Kibari
- The Little Guy (2018) ... Kibari (voice)
- Let Sleeping Crocs Lie (2017) ... Kibari (voice)
 2017 Love Beats Rhymes
Coltrane
 2017 Hunter Killer
 2017 Girls Trip
Common
 2017 Megan Leavey
Gunny Martin
 2017 John Wick: Chapter 2
Cassian
 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Common
- The Great Phatsby: Part 1 (2017) ... Common (voice)
 2016 Suicide Squad
Monster T
 2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut
Rashad
 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie)
The Bouncer
 2015 Being Charlie
Travis
 2015 Entourage
Common
 2015 Run All Night
Andrew Price
 2015 Common & John Legend: Glory (Video short)
 2014 Selma
James Bevel
 2011-2014 Hell on Wheels (TV Series)
Elam Ferguson
- Elam Ferguson (2014) ... Elam Ferguson
- Bear Man (2014) ... Elam Ferguson
- Get Behind the Mule (2013) ... Elam Ferguson
- Fathers and Sins (2013) ... Elam Ferguson
- It Happened in Boston (2013) ... Elam Ferguson
 2014 Every Secret Thing
Devlin Hatch
 2014 X/Y
Jason
 2013/I Now You See Me
Evans
 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 (segment "Hospital Story")
 2011 Happy Feet Two
Seymour (voice)
 2011 Single Ladies (TV Series)
Mayor Howard
- Pilot (2011) ... Mayor Howard
 2010 Just Wright
Scott McKnight
 2010 Date Night
Collins
 2009 Kid Cudi: Make Her Say (Video short)
Common
 2009 Dow Jones (Video short)
Dow Jones
 2009 Terminator Salvation (Video Game)
Barnes (voice)
 2009 Terminator Salvation
Barnes
 2009 Wanted: Weapons of Fate (Video Game)
Brummel (voice)
 2008 Wanted
The Gunsmith
 2008 Street Kings
Coates
 2007 Alicia Keys: Like You'll Never See Me Again (Video short)
Love Interest
 2007 American Gangster
Turner Lucas
 2006 Smokin' Aces
Sir Ivy
 2005 Common: Testify (Video short)
 2004 One on One (TV Series)
Darius
- Cabin Fever (2004) ... Darius
 2003 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Omar
 2001 Soul Train (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Music video for Alicia Keys: "Like You'll Never See Me Again" See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lonnie Lynn | Common Sense

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Did You Know?

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:

He was engaged to singer Erykah Badu. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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