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American rapper, actor and author from Illinois

Common is ...

Alive
Born 13 Mar 1972 in Chicago
Age48 years, 3 months
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Hip-hop artist and actor Common at a signing for his 2011 book, One Day It'll All Make Sense, held at the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca on the day of the book's release, September 13, 2011. This photo was created by Luigi Novi. It is not in the public domain, and use of this file outside of the licensing terms is a copyright violation. If you would like to use this image outside of the Wikimedia projects, you may do so, only if I am properly credited, either by linking the photograph to this page, or with an easily visible credit placed near the photo in each instance in which it is used. Please credit authorship as follows:  © Luigi Novi / Wikimedia Commons. Please maintain the original file name in all uses. You can see a gallery of some of my other photos here. If you have any questions, you can contact me by sending me an email or leaving a note at the bottom of my Wikipedia talk page.

About Common

Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist, and activist. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained an underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained 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 "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 and Smallfoot. 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.

He is also known as Common Sense and Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn.

Films

Common has worked on the following films:

Wanted
2008 American action thriller film
2008
John Wick: Chapter 2
2017 action thriller film directed by Chad Stahelski
2017
Now You See Me
2013 film by Louis Leterrier
2013
Entourage
2015 film by Doug Ellin
2015
Hunter Killer
2018 film
2018
The Kitchen
2019 film directed by Andrea Berloff
2019
New Year's Eve
2011 film by Garry Marshall
2011
Smokin' Aces
2006 film by Joe Carnahan
2006
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
2012 film by Peter Hedges
2012
Date Night
2010 film by Shawn Levy
2010
Run All Night
2015 film by Jaume Collet-Serra
2015
Every Secret Thing
2014 film by Amy J. Berg
2014
Barbershop: The Next Cut
2016 film by Malcolm D. Lee
2016
Street Kings
2008 film by David Ayer
2008
The Informer
2019 film directed by Andrea Di Stefano
2019
Megan Leavey
2017 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
2017
The Hate U Give
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
2005 film by Michel Gondry
2005
Just Wright
2010 film by Sanaa Hamri
2010
Unity
2015 film by Shaun Monson
2015
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
2012
LUV
2012 film
2012
Being Charlie
2015 film by Rob Reiner
2015
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
2011 film by Michael Rapaport
2011
Fade to Black
2004
A Happening of Monumental Proportions
2017 film directed by Judy Greer
2017
X/Y
2014 film directed by Ryan Piers Williams
2014
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
2015 documentary film by Bobbito Garcia
2015
Pawn
2013 film
2013
Godfathers and Sons
2004
Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth
2017 documentary film by Peter Spirer
2017