Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

December 29, 1974
Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
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.
Insurgent (2015)
100%
1 votes

Insurgent (2015)

Max
Divergent (2014)
74%
4,041 votes

Divergent (2014)

Max
The Suspect (2013)
81%
19 votes

The Suspect (2013)

The Suspect
The Love Section (2013)
NR
0 votes

The Love Section (2013)

James Johnson
Flypaper (2011)
72%
395 votes

Flypaper (2011)

Darrien
Last Man Standing (2011)
60%
2 votes

Last Man Standing (2011)

Jeremy Davis
A Day In The Life (2009)
NR
0 votes

A Day In The Life (2009)

King Khi
Nora's Hair Salon II:  A Cut Above (2008)
100%
1 votes

Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above (2008)

Maxwell Terry
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
60%
4 votes

Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)

Big Daddy
Slow Burn (2005)
54%
9 votes

Slow Burn (2005)

Isaac Duperde
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
78%
1,332 votes

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Andre
Honey (2003)
64%
211 votes

Honey (2003)

Chaz
8 Mile (2002)
73%
1,680 votes

8 Mile (2002)

David 'Future' Porter
Paid in Full (2002)
82%
15 votes

Paid in Full (2002)

Mitch
O (2001)
65%
41 votes

O (2001)

Odin James
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
35%
2 votes

Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)

Hill
Uninvited Guest (2000)
NR
0 votes

Uninvited Guest (2000)

Silk
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
90%
1 votes

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Jefferson
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
65%
6 votes

Hell's Kitchen (1998)

Johnny Miles
Soul Food (1997)
60%
6 votes

Soul Food (1997)

Lem
High School High (1996)
58%
33 votes

High School High (1996)

Griff McReynolds
Clockers (1996)
67%
49 votes

Clockers (1996)

Ronald 'Strike' Dunham
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
83%
16 votes

The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

Lewis Johns
Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)
60%
4 votes

Puff, Puff, Pass (2006)

 
Lie to me
84%
3,364 votes

Lie to me

Ben Reynolds
Torchwood
82%
2,057 votes

Torchwood

Rex Matheson
ER
81%
703 votes

ER

Greg Pratt
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