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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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Dec 29, 1974 In Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Clockers 1995-09-15
Latest Project:
Series Frequency 2016-10-05
Known For
Poster of Psych
Poster of O
Series Frequency Satch Reyna 2016-10-05
Movie Pandemic Gunner 2016-02-26
Series Roots Jerusalem 2016-05-30
Movie Allegiant Max 2016-03-09
Movie Insurgent Max 2015-03-18
Movie A Day Late and a Dollar Short Lewis 2014-04-19
Movie Divergent Max 2014-03-14
Movie Homefront David "Future" Porter 2013-11-27
Movie The Suspect The Suspect 2013-10-16
Movie The Love Section James Johnson 2013-02-01
Movie Jack and the Dustbowl 2012-01-07
Movie Flypaper Darrien 2011-08-19
Movie Last Man Standing Jeremy Davis 2011-06-07
Series White Collar Kyle Collins 2009-10-23
Movie A Day In The Life King Khi 2009-07-07
Series Lie to Me Ben Reynolds 2009-01-21
Movie Nora's Hair Salon II: A Cut Above Maxwell Terry 2008-05-13
Movie This Christmas Gerald 2007-11-27
Series Psych Drake 2006-07-07
Movie Puff, Puff, Pass Big Daddy 2006-05-09
Movie Cannabis - Probieren geht über Regieren Gunner 2006-09-07
Movie Rob-B-Hood 2006-09-28
Series Torchwood Rex Matheson 2006-10-22
Movie Slow Burn Isaac Duperde 2005-09-12
Movie Dawn of the Dead Andre 2004-03-19
Movie Mind the Gap James Johnson 2004-01-01
Movie Honey Chaz 2003-11-24
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Wrong Number Isaac Duperde 2002-04-16
Movie The Other Brother Martin 2002-04-26
Movie Now & Forever Jeremy Davis 2002-08-15
Movie Paid in Full Mitch 2002-10-25
Movie 8 Mile David "Future" Porter 2002-11-08
Movie Impostor Cale 2001-12-03
Movie O Odin James 2001-08-31
Movie Metropolis Chaz 2001-05-26
Movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera Hill 2001-05-08
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie Uninvited Guest Silk 1999-06-01
Movie A Lesson Before Dying Jefferson 1999-05-22
Movie Hell's Kitchen Johnny Miles 1998-09-11
Movie Clockers Ronald 'Strike' Dunham 1995-09-15