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Common

Born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, Lonnie Lynn Jr. would become the underground rapper Common, making his album debut with Can I Borrow a Dollar? An artist known for often thoughtful, verbose lyricism and exploring varied sounds, his later albums included Like Water for Chocolate, Electric Circus, and Be, among others. A Grammy winner, Common has also turned to acting, as seen with roles in projects like Just Wright, The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Selma. For the latter film, he and vocalist/musician John Legend have won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the song "Glory."

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Bookmarks (2020)
Guest starring as Common
Never Have I Ever (2020)
Guest starring as Dr. Chris Jackson (4 episodes)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)
Guest starring as Common
  • Episode 2x03: Common (Sep 23, 2020)
Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (2019)
Guest starring as Common
The Chi (2018)
Guest starring as Rafiq (4 episodes)
  • Episode 2x05: Feeling the Heat (May 5, 2019) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x08: Wallets (Mar 4, 2018) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x06: Penetrate a Fraud (Feb 18, 2018) [Special Guest Star]
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America Divided (2016)
Guest starring as Common
Chelsea (2016)
Guest starring as Common (2 episodes)
The Lion Guard (2016)
Guest starring as Kiburi
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2015)
Guest starring as Common (2 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Common (4 episodes)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
Guest starring as Common
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015)
Guest starring as Common
Framework (2015)
Starring as Host
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Guest starring as Common
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as Common (4 episodes)
The Mindy Project (2012)
Guest starring as Security Guard
Live! with Kelly & Michael (2012)
Guest starring as Common
Live! with Kelly (2011)
Guest starring as Co-Host
Hell on Wheels (2011)
Starring as Elam Ferguson (30 episodes)
The Rosie Show (2011)
Guest starring as Common
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Common
Single Ladies (2011)
Guest starring as Mayor Howard
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Common
The View (1997)
Guest starring as Common
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995)
Guest starring as Common
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Common
Wool ()
Starring as Sims
Grammy Awards (1959)
Guest starring as Common
Tony Awards (1957)
Guest starring as Common
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Common (3 episodes)

Crew Credits

The Chi (2018)
Show crew as Executive Producer
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