Mekhi Phifer

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.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    12/29/1974
O
O
5.8
Uninvited Guest
Uninvited Guest
5.8
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
Carmen: A Hip Hopera
6.4
The Other Brother
The Other Brother
3.8
The Love Section
The Love Section
2.5
The Suspect
The Suspect
5.4
Obsession
Obsession
6
Honey
Honey
6.3
A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life
6.3
Brian's Song
Brian's Song
6.5
Lights Out
Lights Out
6.9
8 Mile
8 Mile
7.1
Puff, Puff, Pass
Puff, Puff, Pass
6
Paid in Full
Paid in Full
6.8
Slow Burn
Slow Burn
5.4
A Lesson Before Dying
A Lesson Before Dying
4.9
Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above
Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above
6
Last Man Standing
Last Man Standing
4.4
Impostor
Impostor
6.1
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
6.1
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
5.3
Clockers
Clockers
6.8
High School High
High School High
5.5
Flypaper
Flypaper
6.4
Hell's Kitchen
Hell's Kitchen
5.5
Pandemic
Pandemic
5.1
Canal Street
Canal Street
7.3
The Making of '8 Mile'
10
The Silent Hour
The Silent Hour
0
Soul Food
Soul Food
6.4
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip
Chocolate City: Vegas Strip
6.4
Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead
7
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
7.1
Insurgent
Insurgent
6.4
Divergent
Divergent
6.9
This Christmas
This Christmas
6.5
Hav Plenty
Hav Plenty
7.1
Allegiant
Allegiant
6.1
Shaft
Shaft
6
Subway Stories
Subway Stories
6.4
Girl 6
Girl 6
5
NBC 75th Anniversary Special
NBC 75th Anniversary Special
0
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