2020 Festival Headliner!
Film & Television Actor
Lamman Rucker is an Actor, Educator, Activist and Entrepreneur who’s career platform has been used to inﬂuence, educate and ignite communities through artistic and academic innovation.
He currently stars in the original TV drama series Greenleaf now in it’s fourth season on the OWN Network and Netﬂix alongside Oprah Winfrey. Best known as the handsome star of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married ﬁlm sequel and hit ﬁlm/sitcom Meet The Browns; Rucker is maintaining a powerful screen presence in recent ﬁlms such as BET’s The Man in 3B and Black Coffee; UPtv’s Where is The Love as well as feature ﬁlm Service to Man. Beyond ﬁlm, his award-winning acting range has spanned Off-Broadway theater as well as television such as Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Half and Half, WEtv’s South of Hell, As The World Turns and All My Children.
A passionate Activist; Rucker has relentlessly advocated for social justice, community empowerment, health and more since his youth. He is a spokesperson for several charitable efforts and community action initiatives including the American Heart Association, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Association of Black Cardiologists, The Black AIDS Institute, BMe Community, 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.
A proliﬁc speaker and moderator, Lamman has embraced the international speaking circuit for countless corporate conferences, university commencements and masterclasses; marketing campaigns and non-proﬁt initiatives. With a master’s in education, two honorary doctorates and as a former high school teacher; Rucker especially dedicates substantive resources to youth empowerment using his teaching gift in educational capacities. He has contributed to several “edu-tainment” movements that empower and inspire while educating and has recently contributed to best-selling book REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.
His sensitivity for community and prowess in business, the arts, and life skills has established him as a credible voice while building a signiﬁcant legacy for this generation and those to come.
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