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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 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 A Dollar?" under the ...

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Mar 13, 1972 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Lyricist Lounge Show
Latest Project:
Movie Suicide Squad 2016-08-05

Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 26 nominations.

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