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1972-03-13 Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Lonnie Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper and actor. He debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, and gained critical acclaim with his 1994 album Resurrection. He maintained an underground following into the late 1990s. He achieved mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. Common's first major-label album Like Water for Chocolate (2000), received commercial success. In 2003, he won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for the Erykah Badu single "Love of My Life". His 2005 album Be was also a commercial success and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Common received his second Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West), from his 2007 album Finding Forever. His best-of album, Thisisme Then: The Best of Common, was released in late 2007. In 2011, Common launched Think Common Entertainment, his own record label imprint, having previously released music under various other labels including Relativity, Geffen, and GOOD Music. Common won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song, for his song, co-written and performed with John Legend, "Glory" from the 2014 film Selma, in which he co-starred as Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel. Common's acting career also includes roles in the films Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, New Year's Eve, Run All Night, Being Charlie, Rex, John Wick: Chapter 2, Smallfoot and Hunter Killer. He also narrated the documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man's efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture. He starred as Elam Ferguson on the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels. Description above from the Wikipedia article Common (rapper), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Killing Me Softly with His Songs Self 2022-11-10
Alice Frank 2022-03-18
You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) 2021-12-03
2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2020-01-07
A Most Beautiful Thing Narrator 2020-06-18
Ava Michael 2020-07-02
One World: Together at Home Self 2020-04-18
Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince Himself 2020-04-21
Saint Judy Benjamin Adebayo 2019-03-01
Ein amerikanischer Held Self (archive footage) 2019-08-18
The Informer Grens 2019-08-30
The Kitchen Gary Silvers 2019-08-08
Ocean's Eight Common 2018-06-07
The Hate U Give Uncle Carlos 2018-10-19
The Tale Martin 2018-01-20
Here and Now Ben 2018-11-09
Hunter Killer RA John Fisk 2018-10-19
Smallfoot Stonekeeper (voice) 2018-09-20
All About Nina Rafe 2018-09-28
Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Himself 2017-05-23
Misdirection: The Real Magic Narrator 2017-06-13
Megan Leavey Gunny Martin 2017-06-09
A Happening of Monumental Proportions Daniel 2017-05-05
Girls Trip Himself 2017-07-21
Love Beats Rhymes Coltrane 2017-12-01
The Words That Built America Reader - Declaration of Independence 2017-07-04
Chasing Trane Self - Musician 2017-04-14
John Wick: Chapter 2 Cassian 2017-02-08
Letter to the Free 2016-11-01
BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration Self - Performer 2016-11-15
Two Trains Runnin' Narrator 2016-04-08
Black America Again Himself - Street Performer 2016-10-21
Suicide Squad Monster T 2016-08-03
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Himself 2016-10-14
Barbershop: The Next Cut Jabari 2016-04-15
Run All Night Mr. Price 2015-03-11
Unity Self - Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Being Charlie Travis 2015-09-14
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives 2015-10-01
The Wiz Live! The Bouncer 2015-12-03
Entourage Common 2015-06-03
Every Secret Thing Devlin Hatch 2014-04-20
Selma James Bevel 2014-12-25
X/Y Jason 2014-04-19
Pawn Jeff Porter 2013-04-23
Now You See Me Evans 2013-05-29
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records Self 2013-06-21
LUV Uncle Vincent 2013-01-18
Movie 43 Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch") 2013-01-01
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself 2012-06-15
The Odd Life of Timothy Green Coach Cal 2012-08-15
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Self 2011-07-08
New Year's Eve Soldier 2011-12-08
Happy Feet Two Seymour (voice) 2011-11-18
Bouncing Cats Narrator 2010-04-29
Brave New Voices 2010 Himself - Host 2010-01-01
Music 2010-10-15
Date Night Collins 2010-04-08
Just Wright Scott McKnight 2010-05-14
Terminator Salvation Barnes 2009-05-20
Wanted The Gunsmith 2008-06-19
Street Kings Coates 2008-04-10
Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life Himself 2007-05-16
American Gangster Turner Lucas 2007-11-02
Smokin' Aces Sir Ivy 2006-12-09
Soundz of Spirit Self 2005-02-08
Letter to the President Self 2005-03-29
The Notorious B.I.G BET Official presents 2005-01-01
Dave Chappelle's Block Party Self 2005-09-12
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology Airline Employee (segment "All Falls Down") / Himself (segment "Two Words") 2005-03-22
5 Sides of a Coin Himself 2004-11-12
Beef Himself 2003-08-03
Brown Sugar Self 2002-10-05
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor Common 1998-11-10
Super High
Hate to See You Go
Seven Friends: George Miller’s Justice League Self
Breathe Darius