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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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Nascut:
Dec 29, 1974 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
47
Primul film:
In series Homicide: Life on the Street 1993-01-31
Ultimul film:
Serial Frequency 2016-10-05
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Suspect
Poster of Last Man Standing
Poster of Nora's Hair Salon II:  A Cut Above
Poster of A Lesson Before Dying
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Frequency Satch Reyna 2016-10-05
Serial Secret City Moreton 2016-06-06
Film Roots Jerusalem 2016-05-30
Film Allegiant Max 2016-03-09
Film Pandemic Gunner 2016-02-26
Film Insurgent Max 2015-03-18
Film Divergent Max 2014-03-14
Film The Suspect The Suspect 2013-10-16
Film The Love Section James Johnson 2013-02-01
Film Last Man Standing Jeremy Davis 2011-06-07
Film Flypaper Darrien 2011-08-19
Serial White Collar Kyle Collins 2009-10-23
Film A Day In The Life King Khi 2009-07-07
Serial Lie to Me Ben Reynolds 2009-01-21
Film Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above Maxwell Terry 2008-05-13
Serial Torchwood Rex Matheson 2006-10-22
Serial Psych Drake 2006-07-07
Film Puff, Puff, Pass Big Daddy 2006-05-09
Film Slow Burn Isaac Duperde 2005-09-12
Film Dawn of the Dead Andre 2004-03-19
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Serial Punk'd Himself 2003-03-17
Serial World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Honey Chaz 2003-11-24
Film 8 Mile David "Future" Porter 2002-11-08
Film Paid in Full Mitch 2002-10-25
Film The Other Brother Martin 2002-04-26
Film Impostor Cale 2001-12-03
Film O Odin James 2001-08-31
Film Carmen: A Hip Hopera Hill 2001-05-08
Serial Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Film Uninvited Guest Silk 1999-06-01
Film A Lesson Before Dying Jefferson 1999-05-22
Film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Tyrell 1998-11-13
Film Hell's Kitchen Johnny Miles 1998-09-11
Film Soul Food Lem 1997-09-26
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 1997-07-24
Film High School High Griff McReynolds 1996-10-25
Serial The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Film Clockers Ronald 'Strike' Dunham 1995-09-15
Film The Tuskegee Airmen Lewis Johns 1995-08-25
Serial ER Greg Pratt 1994-09-19
Serial New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Serial Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Serial Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31