Common

Common

Highest Rated: 100% Two Trains Runnin' (2016)

Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Mar 13, 1972

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A critically lauded, underground hip-hop artist who eventually found mainstream success with his artistically daring and politically conscious music, Common eventually parlayed his profile into acting. Common began his career as a cult figure in alternative hip-hop in the early 1990s, at a time when commercial rap was dominated by warring gangstas from both coasts. With his literary lyrics focused more on love and spirituality than drugs and guns, Common built a following among music critics and hip-hop fans alienated by the negative direction of gangsta rap. He earned some backlash for doing so, but eventually triumphed in the late 1990s amidst a growing revival of old school hip-hop. Following a number of best-selling, Grammy-winning albums, he began an acting career. Unlike Common's musical content, which was socially outspoken and positive, his early supporting film roles found him playing just the type of street thugs his music had railed against. As he began to find his footing in action and comedy features, Common proved that his magnetism and persona as a stage performer translated quite well to characters ranging from his starring role in Western railroad drama "Hell On Wheels" (AMC 2011-16) to comedy "Barbershop: The Next Cut" (2016) to supervillain blockbuster "Suicide Squad" (2016). He maintained his musical credibility as well, winning Best Original Song at the 2015 Academy Awards for "Glory," his collaboration with John Legend for the film "Selma" (2014) and being nominated for the same award three years later for "Stand Up for Something," a collaboration with Diane Warren, for the film "Marshall" (2017).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% No Score Yet Ava Michael (Character) $464.2K 2020
100% 100% A Most Beautiful Thing Narrator - 2020
24% 69% The Kitchen Gary Silvers (Character) $12.2M 2019
62% 60% The Informer Grens (Character) $240K 2019
99% 82% The Tale Martin (Character) - 2018
36% 69% Hunter Killer RA John Fisk (Character) $15.7M 2018
23% 12% Here and Now (Blue Night) Unknown (Character) - 2018
97% 83% The Hate U Give Carlos (Character) $29.6M 2018
75% 62% Smallfoot Stonekeeper (Voice) $83.2M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue Night Ben (Character) $13.3K 2018
86% 75% All About Nina Rafe (Character) $100.8K 2018
67% 85% Saint Judy Benjamin Adebayo (Character) $78.5K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Fight Producer - 2018
89% 85% John Wick: Chapter 2 Cassian (Character) $92M 2017
44% 68% Love Beats Rhymes Coltrane (Character) - 2017
16% 59% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Daniel (Character) - 2017
87% 82% Megan Leavey Gunny Martin (Character) $13.4M 2017
No Score Yet 67% Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth Himself (Character) - 2017
96% 88% Maya Angelou and Still I Rise Himself (Character) - 2016
100% 100% Two Trains Runnin' Narrator,
Executive Producer
- 2016
76% 75% Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary Himself (Character) $406.3K 2016
90% 66% Barbershop: The Next Cut Rashad (Character) $54M 2016
59% 56% Run All Night Andrew Price (Character) $26.5M 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
No Score Yet 92% Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives Himself (Character) - 2015
23% 38% Being Charlie Travis (Character) $11.9K 2015
50% 29% X/Y Jason (Character) - 2014
99% 86% Selma James Bevel (Character) $52.1M 2014
32% 32% Every Secret Thing Unknown (Character) $97K 2014
51% 70% Now You See Me Evans (Character) $117.7M 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Bob Mone (Character) $8.8M 2013
No Score Yet 26% Pawn Jeff Porter (Character) $2.1K 2013
34% 61% Luv Uncle Vincent (Character),
Producer
$151.1K 2012
36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Coach Cal (Character) $51.9M 2012
7% 45% New Year's Eve Soldier (Character) $54.5M 2011
45% 60% Happy Feet Two Seymour (Voice) $64M 2011
46% 61% Just Wright Scott McKnight (Character) $21.5M 2010
66% 55% Date Night Det. Collins (Character) $98.7M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave New Voices Unknown (Character) - 2009
33% 54% Terminator Salvation Barnes (Character) $125.3M 2009
36% 58% Street Kings Coates (Character) $26.4M 2008
71% 69% Wanted The Gunsmith (Character) $134.3M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 53% 5 Sides of a Coin Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics Unknown (Character) - 2002

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2016-2020
No Score Yet 46% The Kelly Clarkson Show Music Performer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bookmarks Guest 2020
No Score Yet 62% The Chi Executive Producer 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Movie: The Princess Bride Westley (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bottomless Brunch at Colman's Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Rock On! Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Music Performer,
Guest
2015-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Activate: The Global Citizen Movement Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Boy's Neighborhood Guest 2019
99% 81% Sherman's Showcase Unknown (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2019
100% 73% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer,
Guest
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reel South Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2018 New York Comic Con Guest 2018
No Score Yet 79% The Lion Guard Kiburi (Guest Voice) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Music Performer,
Guest
2015-2018 2012-2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matter of Fact With Soledad O'Brien Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raw Word Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer,
Guest
2018 2014-2015 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer,
Guest
2017 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Music Performer,
Guest
2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest,
Host
2016-2017
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015-2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet T.D. Jakes Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet America Divided Correspondent 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Music Performer,
Guest
2016 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest,
Host
2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015-2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2015 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Framework Executive Producer,
Host
2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2015
73% 88% Hell on Wheels Elam Ferguson (Character) 2011-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character),
Guest
2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fashion Police Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2012-2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2013 2010
86% 82% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brian McKnight Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.com Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2006
83% 87% Scrubs Himself (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
36% No Score Yet Game Over Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chris Rock Show Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: The Chi Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storyville Unknown (Guest Voice)

QUOTES FROM Common CHARACTERS

Uncle Vincent says: I'm all you got.

Scott McKnight says: i know you love me

Scott McKnight says: I know you love me.

Seymour says: "Atticus. Time for a snack my man."

Seymour says: Atticus. Time for a snack my man.

Seymour says: "Your going down gravity!"

Seymour says: Your going down gravity!