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Lamman Rucker        

Actor, Education Activist, Green Living Advocate & Entrepreneur

Lamman Rucker is an artist, educator, activist and entrepreneur. He starred in “The Under Shepherd” and is also known from "Meet the Browns.” He may also be recognized as Mona’s boyfriend 'Chase' on UPN’s "Half & Half" as well as his bad boy characters in the daytime dramas "As The World Turns" and "All My Children." Rucker has been a memorable guest star on "Law & Order," "All Of Us" and the popular television movie mini-series "The Temptations."

On Stage, Rucker received a 2002 Audelco nomination for his incredible portrayal of Jason in Euripides’ "MEDEA". Rucker is also a founding member of The Black Gents of Hollywood - a Los Angeles based all-Black male theatre company.

Rucker gave stellar performances as 'Sheriff Troy' in the highly successful motion pictures "Why Did I Get Married?" and its sequel "Why Did I Get Married Too?"

Rucker is a passionate activist and spokesperson for several non-profit organizations and community action initiatives including Tied To Greatness, Art Creates Life, Green For All, Good Ground-Good Life, A.H.E.A.D., Inc., Inner City Industry, BET's Rap-It-Up campaign, the Black AIDS Institute, The Magic Johnson Foundation and several other grass-roots organizations across the country leading the way in uplifting communities, empowering youth, saving our environment and encouraging prevention, education and testing initiatives for HIV/AIDS.

He has served in several educational capacities in the areas of arts and theater; health and wellness as well as entrepreneurship and financial empowerment workshops that aid in practical tools for saving, living debt-free, and investing wisely.

In early 2011, Lamman introduced his highly anticipated all-natural bath & body signature product line forplai.

In 2015, Rucker was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.

Speech Topics

Popular Speech Topics

  • Education Empowerment (International Urban Youth, STEM,
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship (Has an all natural bath and body line called forplai)
  • Arts, Acting, Film, Theater
  • Arts in Education
  • Mentorship
  • Green Living/Sustainability (Board Member of Green for All Nonprofit)
  • Sports (Former Basketball Athlete, but all sports)
  • HIV/AIDS (Getting tested)
  • Black Male Achievement


Lamman Rucker returns to Pittsburgh to take a 'Jitney' ride

Lamman Rucker has had a busy month in a very busy year, but not too busy to come home to Pittsburgh and celebrate the birthday of a man he recalls as “Uncle Auggie.”

Pittsburgher Lamman Rucker stars in new ‘Greenleaf ‘ TV series

Pittsburgh’s very own Lamman Rucker takes prime time television to the next level in his new hit starring role, as Jacob “Greenleaf” in Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Television network new drama series, “Greenleaf.”

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