Place of birth:

Chicago - Illinois - USA:


Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois.

Film Credits

Obama (2020)
as himself
Ava (2020)
as Michael
A Most Beautiful Thing (2020)
as Narrator
Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince (2020)
as Himself
Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2020)
The Informer (2019)
as Grens
Ein amerikanischer Held (2019)
as Self (archive footage)
The Kitchen (2019)
as Gary Silver
Saint Judy (2019)
as Benjamin Adebayo
Here and Now (2018)
as Ben
Hunter Killer (2018)
as RA John Fisk
The Hate U Give (2018)
as Uncle Carlos
All About Nina (2018)
as Rafe
Smallfoot (2018)
as Stonekeeper (voice)
Ocean's Eight (2018)
as Common
The Tale (2018)
as Martin
Love Beats Rhymes (2017)
as Coltrane
Girls Trip (2017)
as Himself
The Words That Built America (2017)
as Self
Misdirection: The Real Magic (2017)
as Narrator
Megan Leavey (2017)
as Gunny Martin
Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth (2017)
as Himself
A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017)
as Daniel
Chasing Trane (2017)
as Self - Musician
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
as Cassian
BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration (2016)
as Himself - Performer
Letter to the Free (2016)
Black America Again (2016)
as Himself - Street Performer
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)
as Himself
Suicide Squad (2016)
as Monster T
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
as Jabari
Two Trains Runnin' (2016)
as Narrator
The Wiz Live! (2015)
as The Bouncer
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives (2015)
Being Charlie (2015)
as Travis
Unity (2015)
as Himself - Narrator (voice)
Entourage (2015)
as Common
Run All Night (2015)
as Mr. Price
Selma (2014)
as James Bevel
Every Secret Thing (2014)
as Devlin Hatch
X/Y (2014)
as Jason
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (2013)
as Self
Now You See Me (2013)
as Evans
Pawn (2013)
as Jeff Porter
LUV (2013)
as Uncle Vincent
Movie 43 (2013)
as Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
as Coach Cal
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)
as Himself
New Year's Eve (2011)
as Soldier
Happy Feet Two (2011)
as Seymour (voice)
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011)
as Self
Music (2010)
Just Wright (2010)
as Scott McKnight
Bouncing Cats (2010)
as Narrator
Date Night (2010)
as Collins
Brave New Voices 2010 (2010)
as Himself - Host
Terminator Salvation (2009)
as Barnes
Wanted (2008)
as The Gunsmith
Street Kings (2008)
as Coates
American Gangster (2007)
as Turner Lucas
Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life (2007)
as Himself
Smokin' Aces (2006)
as Sir Ivy
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
as Self
Letter to the President (2005)
as Self
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology (2005)
as Airline Employee (segment "All Falls Down") / Himself (segment "Two Words")
The Notorious B.I.G BET Official presents (2005)
5 Sides of a Coin (2004)
as Himself
Beef (2003)
as Himself
Brown Sugar (2002)
as Self
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor (1998)
as Common
Alice ()
Super High ()

TV Series Credits

Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (2020)
Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020)
as Westley
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (2019)
as Himself
America Divided (2016)
as Himself
Chelsea (2016)
as Self
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
as Himself
Framework (2015)
as Himself - Host
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)
as Himself
Hell on Wheels (2011)
as Elam Ferguson
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007)
as Self
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006)
Wild 'n Out (2005)
Black in the 80s (2005)
as Self
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
as Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
Chappelle's Show (2003)
Scrubs (2001)
as Himself
One on One (2001)
Girlfriends (2000)
Soul Food (2000)
TRL (1998)
The View (1997)
as Himself
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
The Simpsons (1989)
American Masters (1986)
as Himself
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Two Trains Runnin' (2016)
Executive Producer