United Talent Agency (UTA) has announced it now represents multi-award-winning artist, actor, activist and producer, Common in all areas worldwide.
Common’s work in the critically acclaimed film Selma earned him an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for his single, “Glory,” featuring John Legend. He most recently was nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Critics’ Choice Award for his song, “Stand Up For Something,” which he co-wrote alongside Diane Warren. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for 20 Grammy Awards, winning three of them and an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor.”
Common co-founded Freedom Road Productions with his longtime manager Derek Dudley. Freedom Road executive produced the critically-acclaimed Showtime series, “The Chi” and has many projects slated for 2019. On the music front, he recently formed the hip hop supergroup, August Greene, a collaboration with producers Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins. The trio took home a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics” for their song, “Letter to the Free.”
Common is widely known for his commitment to philanthropy and activism and is the founder of the Common Ground Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to empower underprivileged youth to be strong citizens of the world. Common joined musician Andra Dayin performing their Oscar and Grammy-nominated track, “Stand Up For Something,” at the March For Our Lives anti-gun violence rally in Washington, D.C. He is also a part of the Recording Academy’s newly formed Diversity Task Force led by former Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama, Tina Tchen.
Additionally, Common has appeared in multiple roles in both major films and television series. His previous features include John Wick: Chapter 2 alongside Keanu Reeves, Selma with David Oyelowo, Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith, Viola Davis, and Margot Robbie and Barbershop: The Next Cut with Ice Cube. On the television side, he has appeared in The Chi, The Mindy Project, and The Simpsons. Common has a busy Fall with two major studio projects set for release; Warner Bros’ Smallfootand the highly-anticipated Fox film, The Hate U Give. His film Three Seconds is set for release in early 2019.
Common continues to be represented by manager Derek Dudley and legally by David Fox of Myman Greenspan Fox.