Rucker in 2009.
Lamman Rucker (born October 6, 1971) is an American actor. Rucker began his career on the daytime soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children, before roles in Tyler Perry's films Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and Meet the Browns, and its television adaptation. In 2016, he began starring as Jacob Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.
Rucker was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Malaya (née Ray) and Eric Rucker. He has partial ancestry from Barbados. Rucker spent his formative years in the greater Washington, DC, Maryland area. He hails from a very dedicated and supportive immediate and extended family. He first had an interest in acting after he was placed in many child pageants. His first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade. He was in the drama club in 7th grade and then attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Rucker studied at Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University.
His major role came in 2002 when he assumed the role of attorney T. Marshall Travers on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns opposite Tamara Tunie. He left the series the following year and portrayed Garret Williams on ABC soap opera All My Children in 2005. He also had the recurring roles on the UPN sitcoms All of Us and Half & Half.
Rucker is best known for his roles in the Tyler Perry's films. He co-starred in Why Did I Get Married? (2007) and Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). He played Will Brown in 2008 film Meet The Browns. He later had a starring role on Perry's sitcom Meet the Browns reprising his role as Will from 2009 to 2011. The following year after Meet the Browns, Rucker was cast in the male lead role opposite Anne Heche in the NBC comedy series Save Me, but was fired after pilot episode. He later had roles in a number of small movies and TV movies. Rucker also had regular role opposite Mena Suvari in the short-lived WE tv drama series, South of Hell.
|1998||The Temptations||Jimmy Ruffin||Television film|
|2003||Making Revolution||Michael Suliman|
|2006||Let's Talk||Maurice||Short film|
|2007||The Commission||Judge Harold Couch||Short film|
|2007||I'm Through with White Girls||Drake Moore|
|2007||Why Did I Get Married?||Sheriff Troy|
|2008||Meet the Browns||Will Brown|
|2008||Ball Don't Lie||Trey|
|2009||The Greatest Song||Trent Major|
|2010||Why Did I Get Married Too?||Troy|
|2011||The Bachelor Party||Lance|
|2012||Sugar Mommas||Television film|
|2014||Where's the Love?||Sebastian||Television film|
|2014||First Impression||Vernon Richardson|
|2015||No More Mr Nice Guy||Bruce Wright|
|2015||The Man in 3B||Darryl Graham|
|2015||Love Won't Let Me Wait||Roger|
|2016||Service to Man||Dr. Johnson|
|2002-2003||As the World Turns||T. Marshall Travers||Series regular|
|2004||All of Us||Rick Harris||3 episodes|
|2005||Law & Order||Reggie Uggams||Episode: "The Sixth Man"|
|2005||All My Children||Garret Williams||Series regular|
|2005-2006||Half & Half||Chase||8 episodes|
|2007||House of Payne||Will Brown||Episode: "Weeping May Endure for a Night"|
|2009-2011||Meet the Browns||Will Brown||Series regular, 140 episodes|
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (2010-2011)
|2011||Single Ladies||Teddy||Episode: "Confidence Games"|
|2015||South of Hell||Elijah Bledsoe||Series regular, 8 episodes|
|2016–present||Greenleaf||Jacob Greenleaf||Series regular|
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