Tuesday Talk: Lamman Rucker Discusses Forplai, For Play And Foreplay
Sure, he seduced our senses as the stunning Sheriff Troy in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too movies and gave us lots to laugh about in the sitcom Meet The Browns. Most fans can and will appreciate his fine acting chops, but there’s so much more to the man. For instance, he’s a founding member of the Black Gents of Hollywood, an all-Black male theatre company. The current production, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, is one of the longest running off-Broadway productions in New York City.
He’s a relationship coach, of sorts anyway, freely doling out sage advice to his female friends. “You have to know where to find us [men]. You have to know where to go and sometimes, pay a little more attention to some of the men right under your nose,” Lamman says. “We’re here.”
If you’re single and looking, take note. Lamman even recommends a few places to find brothers including the aforementioned theatre company and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He emceed a gala for the latter recently and happens to enjoy the company of mathematicians, engineers and scientists. Oh yes, he holds a Masters in IT and a Bachelor’s in education (image how exciting parent-teacher night was).
And alas, he’s co-founder of unisex signature body line called, forplai (forplai.com). “Often, a lot of bath and body products smell like flowers and vanilla. I’m not really trying to smell like [that],” Lamman says. With body butters and mists called passion and purity, it’s easy to image what his definition of for play and foreplay are. Want to know more about the actor-activist-educator-entrepreneur? Keep reading.