Maverick Speakers Series: Common

Photo courtesy of Common

Besides being a leading hip-hop recording artist, Common also is an actor, film producer, poet and activist. He's renowned for his roles in films such as Selma, Barbershop and John Wick 2; his lasting influence on hip-hop culture; and his recurring role in the Showtime series The Chi, for which he also is executive producer. He won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his work in Selma, The song “Glory,” written and performed by Common and singer John Legend, won the award for Best Original Song at the 2015 Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.



College Park Center at UT Arlington
600 S. Center St.
Arlington, TX 76019


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