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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...

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Mar 13, 1972 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie All About Nina
Latest Project:
Movie Three Seconds 2018-08-17

Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 33 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Selma
Poster of Now You See Me
Poster of Wanted
Poster of Smokin' Aces
Movie Three Seconds None 2018-08-17
Movie ESPY Awards Himself 2018
Movie Best Day of My Life Ben 2018
Series Simons Danseskole Unknown 2018
Movie All About Nina Rafe 2018
Series Drop the Beat Unknown 2018
Movie Quick Draw None 2018
Movie ABFF Honors Himself 2017-02-22
Movie 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2017-01-29
Movie Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Unknown 2017
Movie Saint Judy Benjamin Adebayo 2017
Movie Burning Sands Unknown 2017-03-10
Movie John Wick: Chapter 2 Cassian 2017-02-10
Series So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2017-11-08
Movie Love Beats Rhymes Coltrane 2017-04-01
Movie Hunter Killer None 2017-11-04
Movie The Tale Martin 2017-11-06
Movie Gangster with a Heart of Gold: The Noonie G. Story Narrator 2017-11-06
Series The Meredith Vieira Show Unknown 2017-11-08
Series The Chi Unknown 2017-10-27
Movie Megan Leavey Gunny Martin 2017-06-09
Movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions None 2017-05-05
Series GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network Unknown 2017-08-13
Series Def Poetry Unknown 2017-08-30
Series 2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Himself - Presenter 2017-09-16
Series America Divided Unknown 2016
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2016
Movie Black America Again Unknown 2016
Movie Common Surprises a Youth Choir Unknown 2016
Movie Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Unknown 2016
Movie We're Still Here (Now).... A Documentary about nobody. Himself 2016
Movie Untitled Lena Waithe Project Unknown 2016
Movie Being Charlie Travis 2016-05-06
Movie Suicide Squad Unknown 2016-08-05
Movie The 58th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2016-02-15
Series Harry Unknown 2016-09-12
Movie 13th Unknown 2016-10-07
Movie An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win Unknown 2016-10-21
Movie Maya Angelou and Still I Rise Himself - Hip Hop Artist 2016-10-14
Movie The 70th Annual Tony Awards Unknown 2016-06-12
Movie VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens Himself 2016-07-11
Series Verified Unknown 2016-05-17
Movie 2016 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 2016-04-10
Movie Two Trains Runnin' Narrator 2016-04-08
Movie Barbershop: The Next Cut Rashad 2016-04-15
Movie The 88th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2016-02-28
Series Chelsea Unknown 2016-05-11
Series Knock Knock Live Unknown 2015
Movie Dine and Dash Unknown 2015
Series Framework Unknown 2015
Movie Black Women in Hollywood Awards Himself 2015
Movie #bars4Justice Unknown 2015
Movie The 365Black Awards Unknown 2015
Movie Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Themselves 2015-04-18
Movie Entourage Unknown 2015-06-03
Movie Run All Night: Shoot All Night Himself 2015-06-16
Series Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
Movie Run All Night Andrew Price 2015-03-13
Movie The 87th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2015-02-22
Movie Unity Unknown 2015-08-12
Movie LUV Vincent 2015-09-01
Movie The 9th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Himself - Presenter 2015-12-06
Movie The Wiz Live! The Bouncer 2015-12-03
Movie Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives None 2015-10-01
Movie Global Citizen Festival Himself 2015-09-26
Series The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Unknown 2015-01-19
Movie The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2015-02-08
Movie 72nd Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2015-01-11
Movie Selma Unknown 2015-01-09
Movie 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Himself 2015-01-15
Movie 2014 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2014
Movie BET Awards 2014: Genius Talks Unknown 2014
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
Series In Performance at the White House: A Salute to the Troops Unknown 2014
Movie X/Y Unknown 2014-04-19
Movie Stand Up to Cancer Himself 2014-09-05
Movie Every Secret Thing Unknown 2014
Movie Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records Himself 2014-11-16
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie Magic Men Unknown 2013
Series Now with Alex Wagner Unknown 2013
Movie Bizarre Bracket Behavior Unknown 2013
Movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Unknown 2013-01-25
Movie Now You See Me Evans 2013-05-31
Movie The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2013-02-23
Movie Movie 43 Bob Mone 2013-01-25
Series Real Husbands of Hollywood Unknown 2013-01-15
Movie Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap Himself 2013-07-27
Movie 44th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2013-02-01
Movie Pawn Jeff Porter 2013-09-19
Movie Battle of the Year Unknown 2013-09-20
Series Celebrity Page Unknown 2013-09-09
Series Steve Harvey Unknown 2012-09-04
Movie The Odd Life of Timothy Green Coach Cal 2012-08-15
Series Larry King Now Unknown 2012-07-17
Series The Burn with Jeff Ross Unknown 2012-06-01
Series The Mindy Project Unknown 2012-09-25
Series Big Evening Buzz with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2012-11-30
Series Instant Movie Review Unknown 2012
Series Brazil Avenue Unknown 2012-03-26
Movie Soul Mates: Maya Angelou/Common Unknown 2012
Movie Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Unknown 2012-11-03
Series Hip Hop Squares Unknown 2012-05-22
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2012-01-09
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Unknown 2012
Movie The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2012-02-12
Movie The Central Park Five Unknown 2012
Movie The BET Honors Himself 2012-02-13
Movie Ali 70 from Las Vegas Unknown 2012-02-25
Series Big Morning Buzz Live Unknown 2011-05-09
Movie Common Dreams Unknown 2011
Movie Little Brother: The Street Unknown 2011
Series What's Trending Unknown 2011-05-17
Series Dish Nation Unknown 2011-07-15
Series Single Ladies Unknown 2011-05-30
Movie 42nd NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2011-03-04
Series The Hot 10 Unknown 2011-02-19
Movie Happy Feet Two Seymour 2011-11-18
Movie 2011 Soul Train Awards Himself 2011-11-27
Series Hell on Wheels Elam Ferguson 2011-11-06
Movie Madden NFL 12 Unknown 2011-08-30
Movie VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul Himself 2011-12-19
Series 1st Look Unknown 2011-09-19
Movie New Year's Eve Soldier 2011-12-09
Movie Music Himself 2010-10-15
Movie Date Night: Disaster Dates Himself 2010-08-10
Movie Ray Charles America Himself 2010-10-03
Movie Step Up 3D Unknown 2010-08-06
Movie Just Wright Scott McKnight 2010-05-14
Movie The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2010-01-31
Movie It's Kind of a Funny Story Unknown 2010-10-08
Movie Date Night Collins 2010-04-09
Movie Brave New Voices 2010 Himself - Host 2010-10-23
Movie The National Christmas Tree Lighting Himself 2010-12-09
Series Rap Critic Reviews Unknown 2010-10-22
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie Terminator Salvation Barnes 2009-05-21
Series The Brian McKnight Show Unknown 2009-09-26
Series Mark at the Movies Unknown 2009-09-26
Series The Mo'Nique Show Unknown 2009-10-01
Movie Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1) Himself 2009-04-14
Series The Rotten Tomatoes Show Unknown 2009-03-05
Movie Wanted: Weapons of Fate Brummel 2009-03-24
Movie Kid Cudi: Make Her Say Common 2009-10-21
Movie Terminator Salvation Barnes 2009-05-19
Movie De bon matin Unknown 2009-12-03
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2009
Movie Dow Jones Unknown 2009
Movie 2009 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2009
Series Black to the Future Unknown 2009-02-24
Movie The National Christmas Tree Lighting Himself 2009-12-10
Series Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf Unknown 2009-11-14
Series Rising Icons Unknown 2009
Movie DJ Hero Unknown 2009-10-27
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards Unknown 2009-01-08
Movie Yes We Will! BET's Inaugural Celebration (BET) Unknown 2009
Series The Electric Company Unknown 2009-01-19
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2008
Movie 16th Annual Trumpet Awards Unknown 2008
Series Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Movie Yes We Can Himself 2008-02-02
Series No disparen al pianista Unknown 2008
Series Artist on Artist Unknown 2008
Movie Street Kings Coates 2008-04-11
Movie The Making of American Gangster Unknown 2008
Movie Wanted The Gunsmith 2008-06-27
Movie Through the Eyes of Director Timur Bekmambetov Himself 2008-12-02
Movie BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 Unknown 2008
Movie A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave Unknown 2008
Movie American Gangster: Hip Hop Infusion Unknown 2008
Movie Max on Set: Wanted Unknown 2008
Movie Dead Tone Unknown 2007-08-24
Movie Smokin' Aces: The Big Gun Unknown 2007-04-17
Movie Pepsi Smash Superbowl Bash Himself 2007-02-03
Movie Joss Stone Feat. Common: Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now None 2007-05-07
Series Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Movie BET Awards 2007 Unknown 2007-06-26
Movie MTV VMA Pre Show Royale Unknown 2007
Movie Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life Himself 2007-09-11
Movie BET Hip-Hop Awards Himself 2007-10-13
Movie 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Himself 2007-10-08
Movie Alicia Keys: Like You'll Never See Me Again Unknown 2007
Movie Freedom Writers Unknown 2007-01-05
Movie American Gangster Unknown 2007-11-02
Movie Smokin' Aces Sir Ivy 2007-01-26
Movie BET Awards 2006 Unknown 2006
Series ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday Unknown 2006
Movie Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops Himself 2006
Series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Unknown 2006-11-01
Movie 37th NAACP Image Awards Himself 2006-03-03
Movie Dave Chappelle's Block Party Himself 2006-03-03
Movie September in Brooklyn: The Making of 'Block Party' Himself 2006-06-13
Movie Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable Himself 2006-01-27
Movie MTV New Year of Music: New Years Eve 2006 Himself 2006-01-01
Movie 3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Unknown 2006-10-17
Series Rachael Ray Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie React Now: Music & Relief Himself 2005-09-10
Series Wild 'N Out Unknown 2005-07-15
Movie Letter to the President Unknown 2005-03-29
Movie The MC: Why We Do It Himself 2005-02-01
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Unknown 2005-01-03
Movie Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology Airline Employee 2005-03-22
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Movie 2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors Himself 2005-09-26
Movie Be Himself 2005-05-23
Movie VH1 News Presents: Hip Hop Videos - Sexploitation on the Set Himself - Rapper 2005-09-01
Series Black in the 80s Unknown 2005
Movie There's a God on the Mic Unknown 2005
Movie Common: Testify None 2005-09-27
Movie 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Unknown 2005
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie Fade to Black Himself 2004-11-05
Series Game Over Unknown 2004-03-10
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards Unknown 2004-11-16
Movie Beef Himself - MCA Recording Artist 2003-08-01
Movie Hip Hop Babylon 2 Himself 2003-09-07
Movie Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics Himself 2003-07-08
Series X-Play Unknown 2003-04-28
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Series Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series The Blues Himself 2003-09-28
Movie Soundz of Spirit Unknown 2003
Series Check 1,2 Unknown 2003
Movie Essence Awards Himself 2003
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Movie 5 Sides of a Coin Unknown 2003
Movie 34th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2003-03-05
Movie The 30th Annual American Music Awards Unknown 2003-01-13
Series Chappelle's Show Unknown 2003-01-22
Series MythBusters Unknown 2003-01-23
Series Driven Unknown 2002-01-15
Movie Orange County Unknown 2002-01-11
Series $2 Bill None 2002-02-02
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2002-01-08
Series Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
Movie Brown Sugar Unknown 2002-10-11
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie 32nd NAACP Image Awards Himself 2001-03-09
Series One on One Unknown 2001-09-03
Movie The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 2001-02-21
Series Scrubs Unknown 2001-10-02
Movie The Hurricane Unknown 2000-01-14
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series 106 & Park Top 10 Live Unknown 2000-09-01
Movie Bamboozled Unknown 2000-10-20
Series The Lyricist Lounge Show Unknown 2000
Series Total Request Live Unknown 1999
Movie Any Given Sunday Unknown 1999-12-22
Movie Pete Rock: Soul Survivor Unknown 1998
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Get on the Bus Unknown 1996-10-16
Series Crook & Chase Unknown 1996
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards Unknown 1995
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series WGN Morning News Unknown 1994-09-06
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Dateline NBC Unknown 1992-03-31
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Unplugged Unknown 1989-10-31
Series Weekend Today Unknown 1987-09-20
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Soul Train Unknown 1971-10-02
Series Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21
Series 60 Minutes Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14