Birth Name: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of Birth: March 13, 1972
Common is an American hip-hop recording artist, actor, poet, and film producer. He is the son of Lonnie Lynn, an NBA player and youth counsellor, and Mahalia Ann Hines, an educator. His parents were/are both black. Common has a daughter.
A picture of Common’s mother can be seen here.
He gained fame as a skilled and respected MC in the ’90s, releasing three albums, “Can I Borrow a Dollar?”, “Resurrection”, and “One Day It’ll All Make Sense”.
Common won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, along with John Legend, for their song “Glory,” from the film Selma (2014).
Common’s paternal grandparents were Lonnie Lynn and Mabel/Mable Malone.