Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success at the box office.
Following his 2011 memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense, Common’s latest book Let Love Have the Last Word was released on May 7th, 2019. Let Love Have the Last Word, shares Common’s own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer.
Common recently wrapped production on the upcoming action drama, Eve for director Tate Taylor. Also, cast in the film are Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain.
Up next, Common will be seen in The Kitchen based on the DC/Vertigo female-led comic book series. He stars alongside Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. Set in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen during the 1970s, the story follows wives of Irish mobsters (McCarthy, Haddish and Moss) who team up to take over running the business after their husbands are sent to prison. The film was released on August 9th, 2019. Common will also be seen in The Informer with Joel Kinnaman and Rosamund Pike. The film follows a story of an ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum-security prison. The film is set to release on August 16th, 2019.
Last year, Common was seen on the silver screen in the Fox 2000 film, The Hate You Give with
Amanda Stenberg, Issa Rae, and KJ Apa. This timely drama, directed by George Tillman Jr., premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. He lent his voice to the Warner Bros animated film Smallfoot alongside an all-star cast, Channing Tatum, Zendaya, James Corden and LeBron James. Common also starred in the indie film, All About Nina opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead and directed by Eva Vives and the action film Hunter Killer with Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, and Linda Cardellini.
He starred in the Oscar-nominated film, Selma, a film centered around the civil rights marches that
changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for
“Best Original Song in a Motion Picture” for Glory which was featured in the film. In 2016, he appeared in the David Ayer’s high-profile comic book movie, Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad. The film broke box office records both domestically and around the world.
In 2017, Common starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the highly anticipated sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 and appeared in Judy Greer’s directorial debut A Happening Of Monumental Proportions with Allison Janney. He also appeared in Bleecker Street’s Megan Leavey alongside Kate Mara, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, and Edie Falco.
Behind-the-scenes, Common recently executive-produced the Netflix drama Burning Sands and performed the closing credits original song The Cross featuring Lianne Le Havas. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix March. He serves as an executive producer of Showtime’s hit TV series The Chi, a coming-of-age story set in Chicago from Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe.