Common

Soundtrack | Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Smokin' Aces (2006) | Selma (2014) | Wanted (2008)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 33 nominations More »
AKA 
Lonnie Lynn | Common Sense
BORN 
Mar 13, 1972 (age 45)
HEIGHT 
6' 0½" (1.84m)

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Projects in Development (3 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (7 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Television in Production (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for The ChiThe Chi (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2018–  Post-Prod
  • Primary photo for The Lion GuardThe Lion Guard (TV Series) Kiburi ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1 Released
Past Film & Video (55 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for MarshallMarshall Performer ("Stand Up for Something"), Writer ("Stand Up for Something")  Less 2017 $12MM
  • Primary photo for Girls TripGirls Trip Common, Performer ("The Light"), Writer ("The Light") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2017 $19MM $104MM
  • Primary photo for Megan LeaveyMegan Leavey Gunny Martin  Less 2017 $13MM
  • Primary photo for A Happening of Monumental ProportionsA Happening of Monumental Proportions Actor  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Burning SandsBurning Sands Executive Producer  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for John Wick: Chapter 2John Wick: Chapter 2 Cassian  Less 2017 $40MM $92MM
  • Primary photo for An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to WinAn American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win Executive Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for 13th13th Performer ("Letter To The Free"), Writer ("Letter To The Free")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Suicide SquadSuicide Squad Monster T  Less 2016 $175MM $325MM
  • Primary photo for Barbershop: The Next CutBarbershop: The Next Cut Rashad, Performer ("Real People"), Writer ("Real People") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2016 $20MM $54MM
  • Primary photo for Two Trains Runnin'Two Trains Runnin' Narrator, Executive Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Being CharlieBeing Charlie Travis  Less 2015 $12K
  • Primary photo for EntourageEntourage Common  Less 2015 $30MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Run All NightRun All Night Andrew Price  Less 2015 $50MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for SelmaSelma James Bevel, Performer ("Glory"), Writer ("Glory") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2014 $20MM $52MM
  • Primary photo for Every Secret ThingEvery Secret Thing Devlin Hatch, Performer ("Hungry"), Writer ("Hungry")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for X/YX/Y Jason  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Battle of the YearBattle of the Year Performer ("Universal Mind Control (UMC)"), Writer ("Universal Mind Control (UMC)") (as Lonnie Rashid Lynn)  Less 2013 $20MM $8.9MM
  • Primary photo for Magic MenMagic Men Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Now You See MeNow You See Me Evans  Less 2013 $75MM $118MM
  • Primary photo for PawnPawn Jeff Porter  Less 2013 $2K
  • Primary photo for Bizarre Bracket BehaviorBizarre Bracket Behavior (Video) Actor  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Movie 43Movie 43 Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")  Less 2013 $6MM $8.8MM
  • Primary photo for The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & PeteThe Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Performer ("The Corner"), Writer ("The Corner")  Less 2013 $487K
  • Primary photo for The Central Park FiveThe Central Park Five Performer ("Time Travelin' (A Tribute to Fela)"), Writer ("Time Travelin' (A Tribute to Fela)")  Less 2012 $274K
  • Primary photo for The Odd Life of Timothy GreenThe Odd Life of Timothy Green Coach Cal  Less 2012 $25MM $52MM
  • Primary photo for LUVLUV Vincent, Producer  Less 2012 $3MM $139K
  • Primary photo for New Year's EveNew Year's Eve Soldier (segment "Hospital Story")  Less 2011 $56MM $55MM
  • Primary photo for Happy Feet TwoHappy Feet Two Seymour (voice), Performer ("Seymour's Rap", "My Mike Sounds Nice")  Less 2011 $135MM $64MM
  • Primary photo for It's Kind of a Funny StoryIt's Kind of a Funny Story Performer ("Be (Intro)"), Writer ("Be (Intro)")  Less 2010 $8MM $6.4MM
  • Primary photo for Step Up 3DStep Up 3D Performer ("Drivin' Me Wild"), Writer ("Drivin' Me Wild") (as Lonnie Rashid Lynn)  Less 2010 $30MM $42MM
  • Primary photo for Just WrightJust Wright Scott McKnight, Performer ("Next Time (Just Wright Version)"), Writer ("Next Time (Just Wright Version)") (as L. Lynn)  Less 2010 $22MM
  • Primary photo for Date NightDate Night Collins  Less 2010 $55MM $99MM
  • Primary photo for De bon matinDe bon matin (Short) Composer (music written and performed by)  Less 2009 €20K
  • Primary photo for Kid Cudi: Make Her SayKid Cudi: Make Her Say (Video) Common, Composer (as Lonnie Lynn), Performer ("Make Her Say"), Writer ("Make Her Say")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Dow JonesDow Jones (Video) Dow Jones  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Terminator SalvationTerminator Salvation Barnes  Less 2009 $200MM $125MM
  • Primary photo for WantedWanted The Gunsmith  Less 2008 $75MM $135MM
  • Primary photo for Street KingsStreet Kings Coates  Less 2008 $20MM $26MM
  • Primary photo for Alicia Keys: Like You'll Never See Me AgainAlicia Keys: Like You'll Never See Me Again (Video) Love interest  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for American GangsterAmerican Gangster Turner Lucas  Less 2007 $100MM $130MM
  • Primary photo for Dead ToneDead Tone Performer ("Wouldn't You Like To Ride"), Writer ("Wouldn't You Like To Ride") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2007 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Joss Stone Feat. Common: Tell Me What We're Gonna Do NowJoss Stone Feat. Common: Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now (Video) Actor, Composer  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Smokin' Aces: The Big GunSmokin' Aces: The Big Gun (Video) Special Thanks  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Freedom WritersFreedom Writers Soundtrack ("A Dream") (as Lonnie Lynn), Performer ("A Dream")  Less 2007 $21MM $37MM
  • Primary photo for Smokin' AcesSmokin' Aces Sir Ivy, Soundtrack ("Play Your Cards Right") (as Lonnie Rashid Lynn), Performer ("Play Your Cards Right")  Less 2006 $17MM $36MM
  • Primary photo for Dave Chappelle's Block PartyDave Chappelle's Block Party Himself, Performer ("Get Em High", "Move Somethin'", "Jesus Walks", "Love of My Life", "Umi Says", "Get By"), Writer ("Get Em High", "Love of My Life") (as Lonnie Rashid Lynn)  Less 2005 $3MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for Common: TestifyCommon: Testify (Video) Actor  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for BeefBeef Himself - MCA Recording Artist, Performer ("I Used to Love H.E.R.", "The Bitch in You")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Brown SugarBrown Sugar Himself, Performer ("I Used to Love H.E.R.") (as Common Sense), Performer ("Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)"), Writer ("Act Too (Love of My Life)", "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop)", "I Used to Love H.E.R.") (as Rashid Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2002 $8MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for Orange CountyOrange County Soundtrack ("The Light") (as Rashid Lonnie Lynn), Performer ("The Light")  Less 2002 $18MM $41MM
  • Primary photo for BamboozledBamboozled Performer ("The Light" Remix), Writer ("The Light" Remix) (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2000 $10MM $2.2MM
  • Primary photo for The HurricaneThe Hurricane Performer ("The Hurricane"), Writer ("The Hurricane") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 1999 $50MM $51MM
  • Primary photo for Any Given SundayAny Given Sunday Performer ("ANY GIVEN SUNDAY"), Writer ("ANY GIVEN SUNDAY") (as Rashid Lonnie Lynn)  Less 1999 $55MM $76MM
  • Primary photo for Get on the BusGet on the Bus Performer ("The Remedy"), Writer ("The Remedy")  Less 1996 $2.4MM $5.7MM
Past Television (28 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Lion GuardThe Lion Guard (TV Series) Kibari ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Himself - Guest Vocalist / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself ( 3 episodes, 2016–2017 ) , Performer ("Black America Again") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ("Real People") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Performer ("Real People") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Writer ("Black America Again") ( 1 episode, 2016 ) , Performer ("Letter to the Free", "Resurrection") ( 1 episode, 2017 ) , Writer ("Letter to the Free", "Resurrection") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2016–2017 3
    • Katie Holmes/Marc Maron/Shania Twain (Aug 16, 2017) Himself - Guest Vocalist, Performer ("Letter to the Free", "Resurrection") (uncredited), Writer ("Letter to the Free", "Resurrection") (uncredited)  Less
    • Martin Short & Steve Martin/Ruth Negga/Common (Oct 27, 2016) Himself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Black America Again"), Writer ("Black America Again")  Less
    • Sir Ben Kingsley/Common/Fallonventions/Ice Cube & Common (Apr 11, 2016) Himself, Performer ("Real People"), Writer ("Real People")  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Common ( 1 episode, 2017 ) , Performer ("Group Diss Battle Rap") ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017 1
    • The Great Phatsby: Part 1 (Jan 15, 2017) Common (voice), Performer ("Group Diss Battle Rap")  Less
  • Primary photo for Untitled Lena Waithe ProjectUntitled Lena Waithe Project (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Wiz Live!The Wiz Live! (TV Movie) The Bouncer  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 87th Annual Academy AwardsThe 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer: Glory and Winner: Best Original Song (as Lonnie Lynn), Featuring, Lyrics ("Glory"), Music ("Glory"), Performer ("Glory")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The 57th Annual Grammy AwardsThe 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Performer, Writer ("Glory") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Rap Critic ReviewsRap Critic Reviews (TV Series) Performer ("Kingdom") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for FrameworkFramework (TV Series) Himself, Executive Producer  Less 2015– 
  • Primary photo for Hell on WheelsHell on Wheels (TV Series) Elam Ferguson ( 32 episodes, 2011–2014 )  Less 2011–2014 32
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  • Primary photo for The Mindy ProjectThe Mindy Project (TV Series) Security Guard ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for Brazil AvenueBrazil Avenue (TV Series) Performer ("Favorite Song")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for 2011 Soul Train Awards2011 Soul Train Awards (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("Blue Sky")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Single LadiesSingle Ladies (TV Series) Mayor Howard ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
    • Pilot (May 30, 2011) Mayor Howard  Less
  • Primary photo for Simons DanseskoleSimons Danseskole (TV Series) Performer ("What a World") ( 3 episodes, 2010 ) , Writer ("What a World") ( 3 episodes, 2010 )  Less 2010 3
    • Episode #1.3 (Apr 22, 2010) Performer ("What a World") (uncredited), Writer ("What a World") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #1.2 (Apr 15, 2010) Performer ("What a World") (uncredited), Writer ("What a World") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode 1 (Apr 8, 2010) Performer ("What a World") (uncredited), Writer ("What a World") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The National Christmas Tree LightingThe National Christmas Tree Lighting (TV Special) Himself, Performer ("This Christmas")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 2009 MTV Video Music Awards2009 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) Writer ("Make Her Say") (uncredited)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Performer ("What a World") ( 1 episode, 2009 ) , Performer ("Universal Mind Control") ( 1 episode, 2008 ) , Writer ("What a World") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2008–2009 2
  • Primary photo for No disparen al pianistaNo disparen al pianista (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 ) , Performer ("Go/Sex 4 Sugar") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Episode #2.13 (May 23, 2009) Himself, Performer ("Go/Sex 4 Sugar")  Less
  • Primary photo for Grey's AnatomyGrey's Anatomy (TV Series) Performer ("Everywhere") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Stand by Me (Mar 19, 2009) Performer ("Everywhere") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Rising IconsRising Icons (TV Series) Writer ("Make Her Say") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Kid Cudi (2009) Writer ("Make Her Say")  Less
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Performer ("The Corner") ( 1 episode, 2008 ) , Performer ("The People") ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007–2008 2
  • Primary photo for 16th Annual Trumpet Awards16th Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) Composer (additional music)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for One on OneOne on One (TV Series) Darius ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for The BluesThe Blues (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Performer ("Dooinit", "Mannish Boy") ( 1 episode, 2003 ) , Writer ("Dooinit") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Godfathers and Sons (Oct 2, 2003) Himself, Performer ("Dooinit", "Mannish Boy"), Writer ("Dooinit") (as Lonnie Lynn)  Less
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Omar ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Guest ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Drop the BeatDrop the Beat (TV Series) Performer ("Dooinit")  Less 2000– 
Self (183 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself ( 5 episodes, 2015–2017 )  Less 2015–2017
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  • Primary photo for The NinetiesThe Nineties (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
    • Isn't It Ironic (Aug 20, 2017) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for ChelseaChelsea (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2017 )  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for 60 Minutes60 Minutes (TV Series) Himself - Musician (segment "Selma") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for MythBustersMythBusters (TV Series) Gunsmith ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
    • Curving Bullets (Jun 10, 2009) Gunsmith (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1)Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1) (Video) Himself (segment "King of the Game") (archive footage)  Less 2009
Other (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Madden NFL 12Madden NFL 12 (Video Game) Performer ("Ghetto Dreams"), Writer ("Ghetto Dreams")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for DJ HeroDJ Hero (Video Game) Performer ("Make Her Say"), Writer ("Make Her Say")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Terminator SalvationTerminator Salvation (Video Game) Barnes (voice)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Wanted: Weapons of FateWanted: Weapons of Fate (Video Game) Brummel (voice)  Less 2009

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