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Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Thira Phifer (born December 29, 1974) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his multi-year role as Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC's long-running medical drama ER and his co-starring role opposite Eminem in the feature film 8 Mile. He was a regular on the Fox crime show Lie to Me portraying the role of Ben Reynolds, before season 3. He was born in in Harlem, New York City, the son of Rhoda Phifer, a high school teacher; he grew up in a single-parent household with his mother. His acting career began in 1995, when Phifer attended an open casting call for director Spike Lee’s Clockers, beating over a thousand others to get the lead role as a narcotics dealer embroiled in a murder cover-up. He followed that role with another in the comedy spoof feature High School High (which also starred his former wife Malinda Williams) and continued by co-starring in the fright flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr. Among Phifer’s other big-screen credits are Soul Food, The Biography of Spud Webb, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, Tears of a Clown, O (as the titular character Odin a.k.a. O), and the thriller Uninvited Guest (as Silk). He appeared in Impostor as well as Paid in Full, 8 Mile, opposite Eminem and Dawn of the Dead. Phifer has a son, Omikaye, with his ex-wife, actress Malinda Williams. His second son, Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr., was born to his girlfriend Oni Souratha in Los Angeles on October 30, 2007.


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Born:
Dec 29, 1974 In Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the series Homicide: Life on the Street 1993-01-31
Latest Project:
Movie La serie Divergente: Leal 2016-03-09
Known For
Poster of The Suspect
Poster of A Day In The Life
Poster of 8 millas
Poster of Soul Food
Filmography
Movie La serie Divergente: Leal Max 2016-03-09
Movie Saga Divergente: Insurgente Max 2015-03-18
Movie Saga Divergente: Divergente Max 2014-03-14
Movie The Love Section James Johnson 2013-02-01
Movie The Suspect The Suspect 2013-10-16
Movie El último hombre en pie Jeremy Davis 2011-06-07
Movie Atraco por duplicado Darrien 2011-08-19
Series Miénteme Ben Reynolds 2009-01-21
Series Ladrón de guante blanco Kyle Collins 2009-10-23
Movie A Day In The Life King Khi 2009-07-07
Movie Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above Maxwell Terry 2008-05-13
Movie Dos Buenos Para Nada Big Daddy 2006-05-09
Series Psych Drake 2006-07-07
Series Torchwood Rex Matheson 2006-10-22
Movie Slow Burn Isaac Duperde 2005-09-12
Movie Amanecer de los muertos Andre 2004-03-19
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Honey Chaz 2003-11-24
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Paid in Full Mitch 2002-10-25
Movie 8 millas David "Future" Porter 2002-11-08
Movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera Hill 2001-05-08
Movie Laberinto envenenado Odin James 2001-08-31
Movie Infiltrado Cale 2001-12-03
Movie Uninvited Guest Silk 2000-09-22
Series El show de Larry David Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie A Lesson Before Dying Jefferson 1999-05-22
Movie La cocina del infierno Johnny Miles 1998-09-11
Movie Aún sé lo que hicisteis el último verano Tyrell 1998-11-13
Movie SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 1997-07-24
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Soul Food Lem 1997-09-26
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Aprende Como Puedas Griff McReynolds 1996-10-25
Movie Escuadrón de combate 332 Lewis Johns 1995-08-25
Movie Clockers (Camellos) Ronald 'Strike' Dunham 1995-09-15
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Series Urgencias Greg Pratt 1994-09-19
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13