Lamman Rucker is best known for his portrayal of Jacob Greenleaf in the television drama series “Greenleaf.” Additionally, he is well-known for his roles in multiple films and series.
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Lamman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 6th October, in the year 1971, as the eldest of three children to Nana Malaya and Eric Rucker. He is of American nationality and Barbadian descent, making him a member of the African-American ethnic group. His father is a former member of the United States Navy and a drummer, and his mother is a poet. He grew up alongside a younger sister as well as a younger brother whose name is Chanu Rucker, both of whom were slain in 1992, at the age of 19, amid gun violence on the streets of their hometown. Lamman relocated to Washington, D.C., with his mother following his parents’ divorce, where he completed his secondary school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
He subsequently went to Pittsburgh to finish his studies, enrolling at Carnegie Mellon University. He got an undergraduate degree in Business and Information Technology, followed by a master’s degree in Curriculum Development and Education from the Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit. LeMoyne-Owen College in May 2019 awarded Lamman an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. Rucker, who has been interested in acting since his early youth, had his acting debut in the fourth grade, playing the title character in his school’s “Martin Luther King” production, and continued to refine his acting skills through the school’s drama club until the seventh grade.
Rucker rose to fame in 2002, when he secured the recurring role of T. Marshall Travers on CBS’s soap opera serial “As the World Turns,” followed by his feature film debut in the 2003 comedy film “Making Revolution.” With his reputation growing, Lamman had numerous prominent cameos in television series such as “All of Us,” “Law & Order,” and “All My Children” over the next couple of years. Between 2005 and 2006, he acted as Chase on the television comedy series “Half & Half” before landing one of his most memorable roles to date – Sheriff Troy in the 2007 comic drama film “Why Did I Get Married?”, a character he successfully repeated in its 2010 sequel film, “Why Did I Get Married Too?”In 2008, he starred in two critically acclaimed films – “Meet the Browns” and “Ball Don’t Lie” – before securing the lead male part of Trent Major in the romantic comedy “The Greatest Song” in 2009.
Even though the 48-year-old American actor, who stands at 6ft 3ins (1.91m), has previously been romantically linked to several of his coworkers, including Jill Scott, Toccara Jones, and Denise Boutte, he is still ‘in the dating pool’ and looks to be single and unmarried.
According to credible sources, Lamman Rucker’s net worth as of early 2020 is estimated to be around $2.5 million, acquired throughout his more than a two-decade-long acting career.