Mekhi Phifer

Mekhi Phifer

Age44Born on29 December 1974 in 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.
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Truth Be Told (2019)
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Roots (2016)
Jerusalem
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Secret City
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Brent Moreton
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Frequency
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ER
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guest Roles

Psych
Episode 06x13
2012
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Episode 05x08
2005
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Episode 05x05
2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Episode 02x155
2005
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Episode 11x2013
2005
Punk'd
Episode 03x06
2004
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Episode 11x26
2003
Homicide: Life On The Street
Episode 06x22
1998
Homicide: Life On The Street
Episode 06x01
1997
Homicide: Life On The Street
Episode 05x09
1996
New York Undercover
Episode 03x03
1996
New York Undercover
Episode 01x15
1995