Played Monster T in the blockbuster superhero movie "Suicide Squad"
Played himself in the "Entourage" movie
Featured in John Legend's "Glory," the theme song for "Selma"
Played civil rights leader James Bevel in "Selma"
Co-starred in the thriller "Now You See Me"
Starred in drama feature "LUV"
Made cameo in romantic comedy ensemble "New Year's Eve"
Played Elam Ferguson on the AMC western series "Hell on Wheels"
Voiced character of Seymour in animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"
Released ninth studio album The Dreamer/The Believer
Starred as a pro basketball player with a career-threatening injury who catches the eye of his physical therapist (Queen Latifah) in romantic comedy "Just Wright"
Co-starred opposite Tina Fey and Steve Carell in comedy hit "Date Night"
Appeared opposite Christian Bale (as John Connor) in "Terminator Salvation"
Made feature film debut as a Mob enforcer in ensemble crime caper "Smokin’ Aces," directed by Joe Carnahan
Received first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance for "The Light"
Released first major label album, the gold-selling "Like Water for Chocolate"
Released first album, EP titled "Can I Borrow a Dollar?"
Common's 1994 track "I Used to Love H.E.R." provoked a short-lived feud with fellow rapper Ice Cube.
As a teenager, Common worked a job with the Chicago Bulls.
"I wanna strive to be a great actor and take roles on that nobody would expect me to play and that may have been written for a whole type of other human being. When I look at the actors that I've loved – whether it's Sean Penn or Philip Seymour Hoffman – these people can go anywhere." - from The Independent, March 18, 2015