Common is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois.
In 2011, Common launched 'Think Common Entertainment', his own record label imprint.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
Also known as
March 13, 1972 ( age
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Rapper, actor, writer
Florida A&M University
Did you Know:
• Common is the son of former ABA basketball player Lonnie Lynn
• He is a supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
2002 - Brown Sugar - as Himself - Cameo
2006 - Dave Chapelle's Block Party - as Himself - Cameo
2007 - Smokin' Aces - as Sir Ivy
2007 - American Gangster - as Turner Lucas
2008 - Street Kings - as Coates
2008 - Wanted - as The Gunsmith
2009 - Terminator Salvation - as Barnes
2009 - Dow Jones - as Dow Jones - Short film
2010 - Date Night - as Detective Collins
2010 - Just Wright - as Scott McKnight
2010 - Bouncing Cats - as Himself - Narrator
2011 - Happy Feet Two - as Seymour
2011 - New Year's Eve - as Nurse Aimee's husband - Cameo
2012 - LUV - as Uncle Vincent - Producer
2012 - Ali 70 from Las Vegas - Television film
2012 - The Odd Life of Timothy Green - as Coach Cal
2013 - Movie 43 - as Bob Mone - Segment "The Pitch"
2013 - Now You See Me - as Evans
2013 - Pawn - as Officer Jeff Porter
2014 - Unity - as Narrator
2014 - X/Y - as Jason
2014 - Every Single Thing
2015 - Run All Night
2015 - Selma - as James Bevel
2003 - Girlfriends - as Omar - Episode: "Take This Poem and Call Me in the Morning"
2004 - Game Over - as Cammon
2004 - One on One - as Darius - Episode: "Cabin Fever"
2011 - Single Ladies - as Mayor Howard - Episode: "Pilot"
2013 - The Mindy Project - as Security guard - Episode: "Harry & Mindy"
2011-present - Hell on Wheels - as Elam Ferguson - Main cast
Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for
Love of My Life
BET Award for Video of the Year and Viewer's Choice for
Love of My Life
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by Duo or Group for
BET Hip Hop Award - Element Award for Lyricist of the Year
BET Hip Hop Award for Lyricist of the Year
BET Hip Hop Award for CD of the Year for 'Finding Forever'