Soap alum a “Do Right” Man for Essence



Essence
magazine has released its annual "Do Right Men" list celebrating their picks of 50 sexy, single and successful black men. Making the cut this year is daytime graduate Lamman Rucker (As The World Turns, All My Children).

Rucker generated Shemar Moore-esque buzz when Marshall, the cocky, alpha male attorney he played was paired opposite Tamara Tunie’s Jessica on As The World Turns. The P&G sudser made a grievous error when they aborted the liquid hot coupling by having Marshall rape Jessica.

All My Children scribes unfortunately must have been paying attention when they decided to write Rucker’s second soap turn as Mimi Frye’s love interest Garrett as a creepy child molester who targeted Mimi’s daughter Danielle. Daytime’s loss has definitely been the big screen’s gain as Rucker has done star turns in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. Congrats!

4 Responses

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    Luke Kerr

    Good for him! His characters got the short end of the stick on AMC and ATWT…I always said that they should have brought his twin back like GH did with Lorenzo.

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    muze

    I was so disappointed with ATWT for flushing this promising guy down the drain. He sizzled on that show and stole every scene. I had waited for Jessica to have a non-Duncan storyline (well just a storyline) for a long time and they gave us rape. Well both Tamara and Lamman had no trouble getting other, better work.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Muze their chemistry reminded me of Maureen Garrett and Michael Zaslow’s (Roger and Holly) on Guiding Light. Marshall and Jessica could have been an explosive couple for ATWT. Oh well, Lamman has definitely bounced back!

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