The oldest of three children, Lamman Rucker was born in Pittsburgh, then moved around the world before settling in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the illustrious Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts in Washington before going on to Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University.
Throughout his college years, Rucker developed many different skills but never lost interest or the opportunity to keep his artistic gifts sharp. He participated in many fashion shows, talent shows, commercials, print ads and independent films, a highlight being his role as Jimmy Ruffin in the television miniseries The Temptations.
After earning a masters degree from Duquesne, Rucker moved to New York to focus on stage and screen aspirations. After a couple years teaching and performing in the theatre, he started working on such television series as As The World Turns, All of Us, All My Children and Half & Half. Most recently he was seen in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?