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Lamman Rucker

Lamman Rucker is an actor, educator, activist and entrepreneur. Rucker currently plays Jacob Greenleaf in the OWN scripted television series Greenleaf and is known as the star of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married film sequels and hit film/sitcom Meet the Browns.

Rucker may also be recognized from recent films such as BET’s The Man in 3B and Black Coffee, UPtv’s Where is The Love or remembered on TV shows including Half and Half, WE tv’s South of Hell, As The World Turns and All My Children.

A passionate activist, Rucker is a spokesperson for several charities and community action initiatives including American Heart Association, Art Creates Life, The Black AIDS Institute, Bme, The Magic Johnson Foundation, and his non-profit The Black Gents, an all-male ensemble of actors driven to resurrect the positive images of Black males through thought-provoking, high-quality entertainment, youth empowerment initiatives, and community service.