Lamman Rucker

Lamman Rucker is an artist, educator, activist and entrepreneur. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and grew up in Washington, DC. He is the handsome star of the new highly-anticipated film, The Undershepherd and widely known from the smash hit sitcom Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. He may also be recognized as Mona's long-awaited beau, 'Chase' on UPN's Half & Half as well as his bad boy characters in the daytime dramas As The World Turns and All My Children.

A proud graduate of the illustrious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, Lamman was an original member of the groundbreaking youth company - the Washington Area Improvisational Teen Theatre (W.A.I.T.T.) during his years there. The company's primary goal was to promote sexual abstinence to teens and educate young people about their bodies, the risks of teen pregnancy, STD's and HIV/AIDS. He has since become a skilled, talented and sought-after teacher, coach, mentor and youth advocate - acquiring a Masters of Science in Education and then on to star in BET's award-winning HIV/AIDS film Let's Talk.

Lamman has been a memorable guest star on Law & Order, All Of Us and the popular television movie mini-series The Temptations. And after starring in and contributing to the creative and business success of hit independent films like suspense-thriller, N-Secure, and award-winning romantic comedy I'm Through With White Girls - The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks, Lamman has successfully began to produce, as well. The adorable inspirational film, The Greatest Song, in which he starred and co-produced, has been a top seller for its distributor since its release back in 2009.

On stage, Lamman received an Audel o nomination for his incredible portrayal of Jason in Euripides' MEDEA. Mr. Rucker is also a founding member of The Black Gents of Hollywood - a Los Angeles based all-Black male theatre company and service organization - whose powerful play Black Angels Over Tuskegee about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen has been successfully running Off-Broadway in New York since January 2010.

Lamman's accomplishments also include an NFAA Presidential Scholarship in the Arts nomination, Drama & Musical Theatre training at Carnegie-Mellon University, a full scholarship to the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Co-Chair of the National Black Theatre Festival, and having romantic/dramatic leads in several hit regional theatre and Off-Broadway plays and musicals among other accolades.

Affectionately referred to as 'Sheriff Troy' by many, Lamman gave heartwarming and intense performances in the highly successful motion pictures Why Did I Get Married? and its sequel, Why Did I Get Married Too?, with an all-star cast including Jill Scott, Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry.