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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 83

Birthday 1972-03-13

Place of Birth Chicago - Illinois - USA

Official Site

Also Known As

  • Lonnie Rashid Lynn
  • Common Sense
  • Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Eve as Michael
2019 The Kitchen as Gary Silver
2019 The Informer as Grens
2019 Saint Judy as Benjamin Adebayo
2018 Here and Now as Ben
2018 The Hate U Give as Uncle Carlos
2018 Hunter Killer as RA John Fisk
2018 All About Nina as Rafe
2018 Smallfoot as Stonekeeper (voice)
2018 Ocean's Eight as Common
2018 The Tale as Martin
2017 Love Beats Rhymes as Coltrane
2017 Girls Trip as Himself
2017 The Words That Built America as Himself
2017 Misdirection: The Real Magic as Narrator
2017 Megan Leavey as Gunny Martin
2017 Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth as Himself
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions as Daniel
2017 Chasing Trane as Himself
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 as Cassian
2016 BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration as Himself - Performer
2016 America Divided (8 episodes) as Himself
2016 Black America Again as Himself - Street Performer
2016 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise as Himself
2016 Suicide Squad as Monster T
2016 Chelsea (1 episode) as Himself
2016 Barbershop: The Next Cut as Jabari
2016 Two Trains Runnin' as Narrator
2015 The Wiz Live! as The Bouncer
2015 Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives
2015 Being Charlie as Travis
2015 Unity as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2015 Entourage as Common
2015 Lip Sync Battle (1 episode) as Himself
2015 Run All Night as Mr. Price
2015 Framework (10 episodes) as Himself - Host
2014 Selma as James Bevel
2014 Every Secret Thing as Devlin Hatch
2014 X/Y
2013 Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records as Himself
2013 Now You See Me as Evans
2013 Pawn as Jeff Porter
2013 LUV as Uncle Vincent
2013 Movie 43 as Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green as Coach Cal
2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap as Himself
2011 New Year's Eve as Soldier
2011 Happy Feet Two as Seymour (voice)
2011 Hell on Wheels (32 episodes) as Elam Ferguson
2011 Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest as Himself
2010 Music
2010 Just Wright as Scott McKnight
2010 Bouncing Cats as Narrator
2010 Date Night as Collins
2010 Brave New Voices 2010 as Himself - Host
2009 Terminator Salvation as Barnes
2008 Wanted as The Gunsmith
2008 Street Kings as Coates
2007 American Gangster as Turner Lucas
2007 Notorious B.I.G.: Bigger Than Life as Himself
2006 Smokin' Aces as Sir Ivy
2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (3 episodes)
2005 Dave Chappelle's Block Party as Common
2005 Wild 'n Out (2 episodes)
2005 Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology as Airline Employee (segment "All Falls Down") / Himself (segment "Two Words")
2005 Black in the 80s (3 episodes)
2005 The Notorious B.I.G BET Official presents
2004 5 Sides of a Coin as Himself
2003 Beef as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2 episodes)
2002 Brown Sugar as Himself
2001 Scrubs (1 episode)
2001 One on One (1 episode)
2000 Girlfriends (1 episode)
2000 Soul Food (1 episode)
1998 TRL (1 episode)
1997 The View (1 episode) as Himself
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2 episodes)
1986 American Masters (1 episode) as Himself
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)


2016 Two Trains Runnin' Executive Producer

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