Common  American Rapper

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Common has been in relationships with Tiffany Haddish (2018 - 2021), Angela Rye (2017 - 2018), Laura Dern (2016), Ava DuVernay (2014), Serena Williams (2007 - 2011), Taraji P. Henson (2005 - 2007) and Erykah Badu (2000 - 2002).

Common has had an encounter with Karrine Steffans (1999).


Common is a 51 year old American Rapper. Born Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Jr. on 13th March, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, he is famous for his albums and tracks such as “Glory,” “Universal Mind Control,” “Go!,” “The Light,” etc., and for his role as Elam Ferguson in the AMC western series Hell on Wheels in a career that spans 1992–present and 1987–present. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Common has been in an on-screen matchup with Alicia Keys in Smokin' Aces (2006).

Common is a member of the following lists: American film producers, Grammy Award winners and MCA Records artists.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating8 10 years 2 years, 9 months 6 months, 1 day
Encounter1 - - -
Total9 10 years 2 years, 6 months 6 months, 1 day


First Name Common
Full Name at Birth Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Jr.
Alternative Name Comm, The Red, Common Sense, Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn Jr., Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Common
Age 51 years
Birthday 13th March, 1972
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height 6' 0½" (184 cm)
Weight 185lbs (84 kg)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Bald
Distinctive Feature Bald head with full beard and mustache, Freckles on the face
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Luther High School South, Chicago, Illinois, USA
University Florida A&M University, majored in business administration, Winston-Salem State University (Hon)
Occupation Text Rapper, songwriter, actor, voiceover artist, model, film producer, record producer, television producer, writer, poet, philanthropist
Occupation Rapper
Claim to Fame his albums and tracks such as “Glory,” “Universal Mind Control,” “Go!,” “The Light,” etc., and for his role as Elam Ferguson in the AMC western series Hell on Wheels
Music Genre (Text) Hip hop, Neo Soul
Music Genre Hip Hop, Rap
Year(s) Active 1991–present, 1992–present, 1987–present
Music Style Alternative Rap, Underground Rap, Political Rap, Jazz-Rap, Midwest Rap
Music Mood Sophisticated, Literate, Reflective, Refined/Mannered, Laid-Back/Mellow, Confident, Elegant, Cerebral, Stylish, Witty, Passionate, Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Calm/Peaceful, Ambitious
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals
Record Label Think Common, Artium, Def Jam (current), Relativity, MCA, Universal, Geffen, GOOD, Warner Bros. (former), Think Common, Artium, Def Jam, Universal (current), Relativity, MCA, Geffen, GOOD, Warner Bros. (former), Loma Vista, Think Common, ARTium, Def Jam, Warner Bros., Geffen, GOOD, Universal, MCA, Relativity, Concord, Virgin EMI, Warlock, Rawkus
Associated Acts Cocaine 80s, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Pharrell, Soulquarians, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, GOOD Music, John Legend, Fort Minor, Kid Cudi, August Greene, Bilal, The Last Poets, Will.I.Am
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Richard De La Font, Think Common Entertainment
Brand Endorsement Gap, New Era’s Layers, Lincoln Navigator (2008), Microsoft’s Zune (2008), NBA 2K8 (2008), Diesel’s new fragrance called “Only The Brave”, BlackBerry
Official Websites,,,,
Father Lonnie Lynn
Mother Dr. Mahila Ann Hines
Friend Kanye West, John Legend, Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu (She is also the mother of his daughter Omoye Assata Lynn)
Associated People Will.I.Am, Adam Boulesbaa
Favorite Places Chicago, Paris
Favorite Foods Veggy, Fish tacos, Shrimp tacos, French fries, Pizza
Favorite Colors Red, Grey
Favorite Accessories Nerd Glasses "ray Ban"

Lonnie Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, and writer. He debuted in 1992, with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, and gained critical acclaim with his 1994 album Resurrection. He maintained an underground following into the late 1990s. He achieved mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.

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Common51 PiscesRapper
Jennifer Hudson42 VirgoSinger
Tiffany Haddish44 SagittariusActress
Angela Rye44 ScorpioTV Personality
Laura Dern57 AquariusActress
Ava DuVernay51 VirgoFilm Director
Serena Williams42 LibraTennis
Taraji P. Henson53 VirgoActress
Erykah Badu52 PiscesSinger
Karrine Steffans45 VirgoAuthor


Fool's Paradise2023The DaggerMovie
Silo2023Robert SimsTV Show
Hate to See You Go2022Movie
StoryBots: Answer Time2022TV Show
Shelly2022Music Video
Common (feat. Black Thought): When We Move2021CommonMovie
Common Feat. PJ: Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It)2021CommonMusic Video
Never Have I Ever2020Dr. Chris JacksonTV Show
Fraggle Rock: Rock On!2020CommonTV Show
Home Movie: The Princess Bride2020WestleyTV Show
Common Feat. Black Thought: Say Peace2020Common (voice)Music Video
The Informer2019GrensMovie
The Kitchen2019Gary SilversMovie
Sherman's Showcase2019TV Show
Common: Hercules ft. Swizz Beatz2019CommonMusic Video
Common: HER Love2019CommonMusic Video
Hunter Killer2018RA John FiskMovie
The Tale2018MartinMovie
Ocean's Eight2018CommonMovie
Saint Judy2018Benjamin AdebayoMovie
The Hate U Give2018CarlosMovie
Blue Night2018BenMovie
The Chi2018RafiqTV Show
Smallfoot2018Stonekeeper (voice)Movie
All About Nina2018RafeMovie
August Greene Feat. Brandy: Optimistic2018Common (as August Greene)Music Video
Girls Trip2017CommonMovie
John Wick: Chapter 22017CassianMovie
Love Beats Rhymes2017ColtraneMovie
Megan Leavey2017Gunny MartinMovie
A Happening of Monumental Proportions2017DanielMovie
Andra Day Feat. Common: Stand Up for Something2017CommonMusic Video
Suicide Squad2016Monster TMovie
Barbershop: The Next Cut2016RashadMovie
The Lion Guard2016KiburiTV Show
Black America Again2016CommonShort Film
Letter to the Free2016Short Film
Common Feat. Bilal: Letter to the Free2016CommonMusic Video
Ice Cube & Common: Real People2016CommonMusic Video
Run All Night2015Andrew PriceMovie
Being Charlie2015TravisMovie
The Wiz Live!2015The BouncerTV Movie
Common & John Legend: Glory2015CommonMusic Video
Selma2014James BevelMovie
Every Secret Thing2014Devlin HatchMovie
Common Feat. Big Sean: Diamonds2014CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Vince Staples: Kingdom2014Common (singing voice)Music Video
Movie 432013Bob Mone (segment "The Pitch")Movie
Now You See Me2013EvansMovie
Pawn2013Jeff PorterMovie
Elijah Blake Feat. Common: X.O.X.2013CommonMusic Video
The Odd Life of Timothy Green2012Coach CalMovie
The Mindy Project2012Security GuardTV Show
Colbie Caillat Feat. Common: Favorite Song2012CommonMusic Video
Common: Raw (How You Like It)2012CommonMusic Video
Single Ladies2011Mayor HowardTV Show
Hell on Wheels2011Elam FergusonTV Show
Happy Feet Two2011Seymour (voice)Movie
New Year's Eve2011Soldier (segment "Hospital Story")Movie
Common: Celebrate2011CommonMusic Video
Common: Sweet2011CommonMusic Video
Common: Blue Sky2011CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Nas: Ghetto Dreams2011CommonMusic Video
Date Night2010CollinsMovie
Just Wright2010Scott McKnightMovie
John Legend & The Roots Feat. Common and Melanie Fiona: Wake Up Everybody2010CommonMusic Video
Terminator Salvation2009BarnesMovie
Wanted: Weapons of Fate2009Brummel (voice)Unknown
Terminator Salvation2009Barnes (voice)Unknown
Make Her Say2009CommonMusic Video
Common: I Want You2009CommonMusic Video
Common: Universal Mind Control (Version 2)2009CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Cee Lo Green: Make My Day2009CommonMusic Video
Street Kings2008CoatesMovie
Wanted2008The GunsmithMovie
Kanye West Feat. Chris Martin: Homecoming2008CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Pharrell: Announcement2008CommonMusic Video
Common: Universal Mind Control2008CommonMusic Video
American Gangster2007Turner LucasMovie
Alicia Keys: Like You'll Never See Me Again2007Love InterestMusic Video
Joss Stone Feat. Common: Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now2007CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Lily Allen: Drivin' Me Wild2007CommonMusic Video
Common: The Game2007CommonMusic Video
Common: The People2007CommonMusic Video
Smokin' Aces2006Sir IvyMovie
Common Feat. A Dream2006CommonMusic Video
Common: Testify2005CommonMusic Video
Common: Go!2005CommonMusic Video
Malik Yusef Feat. Kanye West & Common: Wouldn't You Like to Ride?2005CommonMusic Video
Common: Be2005CommonMusic Video
Common & Kanye West: They Say (Live)2005CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. The Last Poets: The Corner2005CommonMusic Video
Floetry Feat. Common: SupaStar2005CommonMusic Video
Kanye West Feat. Syleena Johnson: All Falls Down2004Gate AgentMusic Video
Melanie Durrant Feat. Common: Where I'm Goin'2003Common (voice)Music Video
Common Feat. Mary J. Blige: Come Close2002CommonMusic Video
Mary J. Blige Feat. Common: Dance for Me2002CommonMusic Video
Erykah Badu Feat. Common: Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)2002CommonMusic Video
One on One2001DariusTV Show
Scrubs2001CommonTV Show
Girlfriends2000OmarTV Show
Common Feat. Macy Gray: Geto Heaven Remix T.S.O.I.2000CommonMusic Video
Armand van Helden Feat. Common: Full Moon2000Common (voice)Music Video
Hip Hop for Respect: One Four Love (Pt. 1)2000CommonMusic Video
Common: Heat2000CommonMusic Video
Common: The Light2000CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Bilal: The 6th Sense2000CommonMusic Video
Black Star Feat. Common: Respiration1999CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Talib Kweli, Sadat X & DJ Hi-Tek: One-Nine-Nine-Nine1999CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Lauryn Hill: Retrospect for Life1997CommonMusic Video
Common: Hungry1997CommonMusic Video
Common: Invocation1997CommonMusic Video
Common Feat. Chantay Savage: Reminding Me (of Sef)1997CommonMusic Video
Just Ro Feat. Common: Confusion1996CommonMusic Video
Common: Resurrection1995CommonMusic Video
Common: Breaker 1/91993CommonMusic Video
Common: Soul by the Pound1993CommonMusic Video
Common: Take It EZ1992CommonMusic Video
The Simpsons1989CommonTV Show
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AparecidoAparecidoMar 13, 2022

Hoje 13/03 é o aniversário Common! Today 13/03 is the birthday of Common! Feliz Aniversário! Muita paz, saúde, realizações, sucesso e bênçãos! Abraços! Happy Birthday! Peace, health, achievements, success and blessings! Hugs! Eu te amo, Common! I love you, Common!

TwoCentsTwoCentsAug 3, 2015

That's a sexy bearded banner sir! lol

LeaDec 21, 2014

I think Common and Paula Patton should hook up. She's definitely available.

TwoCentsTwoCentsAug 8, 2014

Common is so s e x y. Especially with the beard! Its says single here. Nothing since serena.

AngelaDec 13, 2011

Common I saw u in Detroit at the Filmore your show was hot and I love what your doing with the issue on hunger I'm all for it plz keep doing what u doing u will b truly blessed

JBellaJBellaSep 1, 2011

I was hoping he and Serena stayed together. That was an interesting mix..

Mahogany BanksApr 9, 2011

Are they still dating or not I thought that was over.....

lenaApr 7, 2011

I adore you. The sincerity in your eyes has me mesmerized. I have fallen in love with you. I pray my future husband my understand a connection is the attraction and its beyond all beauty. I love you lonnie!

justme12345Mar 16, 2011

why do people call him common if that is no where near his real name

songk8songk8Dec 25, 2010

ya they are right

PJul 21, 2010

your bday is a day after mine. We wouldn`t get along but I still have a crush.;-)

abeshowFeb 4, 2010

seen serana w.picture alone give me joy what if i became the lover too much to share, no man can take her from me i love serana

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