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Lamman Rucker            

Actor, Education Activist & Green Living Advocate, Best Known for OWN Drama "Greenleaf"

Lamman Rucker is an artist, educator, activist and entrepreneur. He is the handsome star of the rousing film by Russ Parr, “The Under Shepherd” and known from the smash hit sitcom by Tyler Perry, "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." Lamman has been a memorable guest star on "Law & Order," "All Of Us" and the popular television movie mini-series "The Temptations." He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in Washington, DC.

On Stage, Lamman received a 2002 Audelco nomination for his incredible portrayal of Jason in Euripides’ "MEDEA". Mr. Rucker is also a founding member of The Black Gents of Hollywood - a Los Angeles based all-Black male theatre company - whose powerful play "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" about the Tuskegee Airmen is currently taking the country by storm and in its fifth year Off-Broadway.

A graduate of the illustrious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, Lamman’s accomplishments also include a NFAA Presidential Scholarship in the Arts nomination, Drama & Musical Theatre training at Carnegie-Mellon University, a full scholarship to the Berkshire Theatre Festival and having romantic leads in several hit regional theatre and Off-Broadway plays and musicals.

While in high school, Lamman was an original member of the groundbreaking youth company - the Washington Area Improvisational Teen Theatre (W.A.I.T.T.). The company’s primary goal was to promote sexual abstinence to teens and educate young people about their bodies, the risks of teen pregnancy, STD's and HIV/AIDS. He went on to become a successful teacher, coach, mentor and youth advocate - acquiring a Masters of Science in Education and then on to star in BET's award-winning HIV/AIDS film "Let's Talk" in 2006.

Lamman 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?" with an all-star cast including Jill Scott, Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry.

Mr. Rucker also starred in the independent award-winning romantic comedy "I'm Through With White Girls - The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks" as well as the inspirational film "The Greatest Song" which he also Co- Produced. Currently, he stars in the much anticipated film “The Man in 3B” to be released in the Fall of 2014.

Lamman 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 ( forplai by Lamman Rucker is a new natural bath & body care line for women, men and couples that encourage a daily connection between the mind, body and spirit. The paraben-free, vegan friendly and color-free line will feature four distinct scents that each showcase an exfoliating body scrub, a moisturizing butter and a conditioning body mist.

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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