Lamman Rucker’s killer smile and looks were surely made for the big screen and he has made good use of those with his latent skills to establish his presence in the entertainment circuit from 1998. His future was seemingly sealed for the showbiz from his childhood days when he took part in many child pageants during which his interest in acting was kindled and has not waned over the years.
He is an African-American actor, educator, activist, and entrepreneur popularly known for his roles on soaps as well as in Tyler Perry’s films such as Why Did I Get Married and Meet The Browns which transformed him into a Hollywood heartthrob. After years of rife speculations on his relationship status, we finally have all the deets you have been looking for. Read on to find out about his age, wife, net worth and height.
Lamman Rucker – Bio & Age
Lamman was born on October 6 1971, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but grew up in the greater part of Washington D.C. He is the oldest of three children including his younger brother, Chanu Rucker who was killed in 1992 at the age of 19. Entertainment runs in his family and he is just standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before him. His mother, Malaya (née Ray) owned a dance company while his father, Eric Rucker was a drummer. He is said to have a very supportive family who would go to any length to ensure he becomes and does all he dreams of including enrolling him in a suitable school where his passion was nurtured.
With such pedigree, adapting to the stage and audience wasn’t hard for him. He started acting in his 4th grade, portraying Martin Luther King and in his 7th grade, he joined the drama club where his skills were further honed. Rucker finished his high school education at Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. before attending Carnegie-Mellon University. He further received a Masters in Education and Curriculum Development from the Duquesne University.
Following his education, he taught in a high school before taking fully to showbiz. He still uses his teaching prowess on the international speaking circuits and in educational capacities such as youth empowerment; a cause very dear to his heart. He has contributed to several edutainment initiatives and contributed to the best-selling book REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living. Learning, and Succeeding.
Lamman Rucker is also a passionate activist. He is a spokesperson for numerous charity organizations including American Heart Association, The Black AIDS Institute and also has a non-profit The Black Gents. Moreover, he serves as an ambassador for several other grassroots organizations leading the way in uplifting communities.
Rucker is such a good actor and often leaves viewers wondering if his personality is like any of the characters he has played and which one. With an over one decade presence on the arena, he has recorded a number of notable works both on the small and big screen.
He became famous for appearing in soaps and in Tyler Perry’s movies. His first role in a movie came in the television miniseries The Temptations (1998) as Jimmy Ruffin. Rucker’s first major role was, however, in 2002 when he portrayed attorney T. Marshall Travers on the CBS long-running soap opera As the World Turns. After just a year on the series, he joined the cast of another soap titled All My Children (2005). In between the roles, he featured in the UPN sitcoms All of Us and Half & Half and also starred in the films Making Revolution (2003) and Redirect (2005).
In 2007, he starred in Perry’s Why Did I Get Married as Sheriff Troy and received rave reviews which led him to reprise his role in Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010). He also joined the cast of the hit film Meet The Browns (2008) and its sitcom from 2009-2011 as Will Brown.
In 2012, he was cast in the NBC comedy series Save Me but was fired after the pilot episode. Following that, Rucker has appeared in small films and TV movies before being cast in a lead role as Jacob Greenleaf alongside Keith David on the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf (2016-present). The show also features the media mogul, Oprah Winfrey.
Lamman Rucker’s net worth has been estimated to be $2.5 million. This is accrued over the years he has been in the entertainment industry and from his other business ventures and investments.
Is He Gay/Married? – Wife
When one is talented, dashing and highly successful in his chosen career, expectations abound that he would have a special one as per a wife or girlfriend to share those with. Although Rucker has sent speculations rife in the past especially with his tight-lip style of relationship, he never denied the fact that he was in the dating pool as he thinks one of the components of ultimate fulfillment is a partnership.
He was linked to actress, singer-songwriter and Why Did I Get Married co-star, Jill Scotts in 2007. After she announced her engagement to her boyfriend, Li’l John Roberts, the rumors fizzled out only to reemerge with Denise Boutte, another of his TV wives.
In an interview, Rucker shared some personal thoughts on marriage and his potential future wife. He said that though he may not be necessarily looking for a wife, he is open to finding an incredible woman with who, besides caring for each other, they would also want to invest in themselves. Finally, he found her in Kelly Davis.
The duo was said to have an on-off relationship since 2008 but reignited the passion and got married. They were seen together at the Ready to Love Premiere Watch Party on October 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Going by his past relationships and eventual marriage, he has not been linked to any man. Thus, every conjecture about his sexuality can now be laid to rest.
Lamman Rucker’s Height
Besides his love for acting, Rucker was also athletic, especially in his younger days. He played college basketball and semi-pro ball for a short time after that. As a hobby, he enjoys hitting the gym, playing ball, and traveling. Thus, he has built a strong physique over the years. His body weighs 118 kg (260 lb) and he is 6′ 3″ (1.91 meters) tall.