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 in May 2019. It shares Common’s own unique, personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer.
Common starred in the Oscar-nominated film Selma, The Informer, The Hate You Give, Smallfoot, All About Nina, among others. He will appear in Eve alongside Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain and in The Kitchen, featuring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. Common’s 11th studio album, Black America Again, includes a track that was featured in Ava Duvernay’s powerful Oscar-Nominated documentary 13th. For the past few years, Common has been deeply engaged in social justice and advocacy work around mass incarceration, mental health, and voting.
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