Actor, Activist, Educator
Lamman Rucker is an Actor, Educator, Activist and Entrepreneur. Best known as the handsome star of Tyler Perryâ€™s Why Did I Get Married film sequel and hit film/sitcom Meet The Browns; Rucker is maintaining a powerful screen presence. He may be recognized from recent films such as BETâ€™s The Man in 3B and Black Coffee, UPtvâ€™s Where is The Love or remembered on TV shows such as Half and Half, WEtvâ€™s South of Hell, As The World Turns and All My Children.
Rucker currently stars in the original TV drama series Greenleaf on the OWN Network and Netflix alongside Oprah Winfrey as well as feature films Service to Man; a period film about race relations in the South at Meharry Medical College and thriller No More Mr. Nice Guy.
A passionate activist; Rucker is a spokesperson for several charitable efforts and community action initiatives including the Association of Black Cardiologists, American Heart Association, The Black AIDS Institute, BMe Community, The Magic Johnson Foundation and his non-profit The Black Gents; an all male ensemble of actors driven to resurrect the positive images of black males through thought-provoking high quality entertainment, youth empowerment initiatives and community service.
With a Masters in Education and as a former high school teacher; Rucker continues to use his teaching gift on international speaking circuits and in educational capacities such as youth empowerment, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, the arts, and financial literacy. He has contributed to several â€œedu-tainmentâ€ movements that empower and inspire while educating and has recently contributed to best-selling book â€œREACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeedingâ€.
Todayâ€™s Renaissance Man; Rucker is establishing a significant legacy for this generation and those to come.