Lamman Rucker: “My Deepest Fear Is…”
Stage, film and television actor Lamman Rucker can be seen each week as the fun-loving father in Tyler Perry’s series, “Meet The Browns.” What many don’t know is that this handsome actor is also a businessman, spokesperson and activist. He has a creative mind that is constantly on what can be done to better the life of someone else.
“What I’ve known that has worked for other people who have taken it among themselves to change their lives, they just had to get to a place where they learned to love and accept themselves the way they are,” explains Rucker. “Sometimes people only change what they look like for the acceptance of other people and that’s where you start going wrong. What you need to do is prioritize your acceptance of yourself.”
“It’s not attractive to be talking down about yourself all the time. All you continue to do to yourself is pull yourself further down into a deeper place of depression and sadness and insecurity and fear and hopelessness so it’s like, having God in your life is important, accepting who you are is important, regardless of what you look like.”
When the questions were turned to Lamman’s personal life, Lamman shared that it’s not about him anymore, it’s about the community. That’s where his heart and talent are, with the people, “My deepest fear is that HIV infection, incarceration and drop-out rates get worse for Black and Latino youth. If we can curb these negative patterns, we can have the world we really want for ourselves!”
While in high school, Lamman was an original member of the groundbreaking youth company…