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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:
50
Première apparrition :
In the series Homicide: Life on the Street 1993-01-31
Dernier projet:
Series Frequency 2016-10-05
Connu pour
Poster of Frequency
Poster of Celui qui Reste
Poster of Brian's Song
Poster of Larry et son nombril
Filmographie
Film Pandemic Gunner 2016-02-26
Film Divergente 3 : Au-delà du mur Max 2016-03-09
Film Roots Jerusalem 2016-05-30
Series Secret City Moreton 2016-06-06
Series Frequency Satch Reyna 2016-10-05
Film Divergente 2 : L'insurrection Max 2015-03-18
Film Divergente Max 2014-03-14
Film The Love Section James Johnson 2013-02-01
Film The Suspect The Suspect 2013-10-16
Film Celui qui Reste Jeremy Davis 2011-06-07
Film Hold-up Darrien 2011-08-19
Series Lie to me Ben Reynolds 2009-01-21
Series FBI : Duo très spécial Kyle Collins 2009-10-23
Film A Day In The Life King Khi 2009-07-07
Film Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above Maxwell Terry 2008-05-13
Film This Christmas Gerald 2007-11-27
Series Psych : Enquêteur malgré lui Drake 2006-07-07
Film Puff, Puff, Pass Big Daddy 2006-05-09
Series Torchwood Rex Matheson 2006-10-22
Film Slow Burn Isaac Duperde 2005-09-12
Series Best Week Ever Unknown 2004-01-23
Film L'Armée des morts Andre 2004-03-19
Series Punk'd Himself 2003-03-17
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Honey Chaz 2003-11-24
Film Mon Autre Frère Martin 2002-04-26
Film Paid in Full Mitch 2002-10-25
Film 8 Mile David "Future" Porter 2002-11-08
Film Carmen: A Hip Hopera Hill 2001-05-08
Film Othello 2003 Odin James 2001-08-31
Film Brian's Song Gale Sayers 2001-12-02
Film Impostor Cale 2001-12-03
Series Larry et son nombril Omar Jones 2000-10-15
Film Dites-leur que je suis un homme Jefferson 1999-05-22
Film Uninvited Guest Silk 1999-06-01
Film Urban Jungle Johnny Miles 1998-09-11
Film Souviens-toi... l'été dernier 2 Tyrell 1998-11-13
Film Soul food Lem 1997-09-26
Film SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 1997-07-24
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Prof et rebelle Griff McReynolds 1996-10-25
Film Pilotes de Choix Lewis Johns 1995-08-25
Film Clockers Ronald 'Strike' Dunham 1995-09-15
Series Urgences Greg Pratt 1994-09-19
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13