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Lamman Rucker


Lamman Rucker is an American Actor, Activist, Educator, Entrepreneur, Producer, and Philanthropist. Lamman Rucker is most known for his role as Jacob Greenleaf in the television drama “Greenleaf”.

Early Life and Childhood

Lamman Rucker was born on October 6, 1971, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States his age is 50 years as of 2022 and Rucker is an American citizen by nationality and follows Christianity religion.

Similarly, his birth sign is Libra currently, he is living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rucker’s father and mother’s names is Eric Rucker and Malaya Rucker respectively. However, they both are divorced. Likewise, his brother’s name is Chanu Rucker.

Moreover, his father Eric Rucker is a former US Navy member and drummer. Also, his mother is a poet and the founder and director of the Pittsburgh Black Theater Dance Ensemble and his brother Chanu was killed in gun violence on the streets of his hometown in 1992, at the age of 19.

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Caption: Lamman Rucker with his family. Source: Answers Africa.


Talking about his educational background, after his parents divorced Rucker relocated to Washington D.C. with his mother where he finished his secondary school at Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Later, he then returned to Pittsburgh to further his education, enrolling at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Information Technology.

Furthermore, he earned a degree in Curriculum Development and Education at the Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit. Also, Rucker was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by LeMoyne-Owen College in May 2019.

Relationship Status

Rucker got married to Kelly Davis Rucker who was a graduate of Hampton University. However, there is no information available about their marriage date. Also, they don’t have children.

Moreover, Rucker doesn’t have any past relationship or any previous engagement.

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Caption: Lamman Rucker with his wife Kelly Davis Rucker. Source: Pinterest.


Rucker was rumored to be dating his “Why Did I Get Married?” co-star Denise Boutte. Moreover, he was recently accused of being homosexual too.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding his career, Lamman Rucker is an American Actor who is most known for his role as Jacob Greenleaf in the television drama “Greenleaf.” In addition, Rucker is well-known for his appearance in movies named “Why Did I Get Married?” in 2007 and its sequel “Why Did I Get Married Too?” in 2010.

However, Rucker has been interested in acting since childhood. He had his acting debut in the fourth grade when he played the title character in his school’s “Martin Luther King” production. Later, he proceeded to refine his acting abilities through its drama club till the seventh grade.

Furthermore, Rucker’s real acting debut came almost two decades later, in 1998, when he appeared in an episode of the television romantic drama series “The Young and the Restless,” which was followed by a string of appearances in the Golden Globe-nominated biographical drama series “The Temptations.”

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Caption: Lamman Rucker featuring in a movie. Source: Amazon.

In addition to that, Rucker became well-known in 2002, when he secured the recurring character of T. Marshall Travers in the CBS soap opera serial “As the World Turns.”

Moreover, he made his big screen debut in the 2003 comedy film “Making Revolution.” Following his success, Rucker had numerous cameos in TV programs such as “All of Us,” “Law & Order,” and “All My Children.”

More about his career

Further, between 2005 and 2006, he featured as Chase in the TV comedy series “Half & Half.” Moreover, in 2008, he acted in two critically panned films, “Meet the Browns” and “Ball Don’t Lie,” before getting the lead part of Trent Major in the 2009 love drama “The Greatest Song.”

However, between 2009 and 2011, Rucker played Dr. Will Brown in the television adaption of “Meet the Browns,” in which he appeared in approximately 80 episodes throughout the show’s five seasons.

Rucker first appeared in the stage play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” at the D.C. Black Theatre Festival in 2010. Moreover, he featured in supporting roles in films such as “The Undershepherd” (2012), “Black Coffee” (2014), and “Computer Love” (2014) before getting the lead role in the 2015 crime thriller film “The Man in 3B.”

Brand Endorsements

Apart from his earnings from his acting career Rucker is also linked with endorsing his own founded cosmetic brand Forplai which has helped to add to amount to his net worth.

In 2007, Rucker co-founded The Black Gents of Hollywood, an ensemble theater company for African-American females. Moreover, in 2008 he launched “Forplai” a body care regimen for couples and females.

He divides his time between Los Angeles, California, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Awards and Nomination

Rucker was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by LeMoyne-Owen College in May 2019. Also, Rucker’s biographical drama series “The Temptations,” got nominated for the Golden Globe awards.

Moreover, he was nominated for “NAACP Image Award” for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series “Meet the Browns”.

Net Worth 2024

Rucker is a wealthy actor and his estimated net worth is around $2.5 million his source of money is mainly his acting profession and his own founded cosmetic brand “Forplai”.

Lamman Rucker – Body Measurements

Talking about Rucker’s height he is 6 Feet 3 inches tall and weighs 95kg. Moreover, Rucker’s eye color is brown and his hair color is black. Also, Rucker’s shoe size is 12(US).

Lamman Rucker – Social Media

Lamman Rucker is very active on Instagram. He has 346k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @lammanruckerofficial. Similarly, his Twitter handle @LammanRucker is followed by 83.7k followers. His Facebook account is @lammanrucker and has 17.k followers.