Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 29-12-1974
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
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  • Popularity: 3.91
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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.




Year Movie Character
2001 O as Odin James
1999 Uninvited Guest as Silk
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera as Hill
2002 The Other Brother as Martin
2013 The Love Section as James Johnson
2013 The Suspect as The Suspect
2002 8 Mile as David "Future" Porter
2003 Honey as Chaz
2009 A Day in the Life as King Khi
2019 Obsession as Sonny
2006 Puff, Puff, Pass as Big Daddy
2002 Paid in Full as Mitch
2005 Slow Burn as Isaac Duperde
1999 A Lesson Before Dying as Jefferson
2008 Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above as Maxwell Terry
2011 Last Man Standing as Jeremy Davis
2001 Impostor as Cale
2001 Brian's Song as Gale Sayers
2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short as Lewis
2004 Dawn of the Dead as Andre
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer as Tyrell
1995 Clockers as Ronald 'Strike' Dunham
1996 High School High as Griff McReynolds
2011 Flypaper as Darrien
1998 Hell's Kitchen as Johnny Miles
2016 Pandemic as Gunner
1997 Soul Food as Lem
2019 Canal Street as Prosecutor A.J. Canton
2016 Chocolate City: Vegas Strip as Best Valentine
1995 The Tuskegee Airmen as Lewis Johns
2015 Insurgent as Max
2014 Divergent as Max
2007 This Christmas as Gerald
2016 Allegiant as Max
2000 Shaft as Trey Howard
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground as Man in Hallway (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
1996 Girl 6 as Himself (cameo) (uncredited)
2008 Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above
2006 Puff, Puff, Pass
2006 Puff, Puff, Pass

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