Person Details

Birthday: 1974-12-29 20:38:24

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 32

TV Involvements: 10


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Chicago P.D.
Average
8

Chicago P.D.

(2014) Joe Baker
White Collar
Average
8

White Collar

(2009) Kyle Collins
Insurgent
Average
6

Insurgent

(2015) Max
Lie to Me
Average
8

Lie to Me

(2009) Ben Reynolds
Divergent
Average
7

Divergent

(2014) Max
ER
Average
8

ER

(1994) Greg Pratt
Allegiant
Average
6

Allegiant

(2016) Max
Pandemic
Average
5

Pandemic

(2016) Gunner

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Harold Brooks
2019 Markus Killebrew
Sonny
Prosecutor A.J. Canton
2018 Tommy Brown
2016 Satch Reyna
Best Valentine
Himself
Ambassador Moreton
Jerusalem
Max
Gunner
2015 Max
2014 Lewis
Max
Joe Baker
2013 James Johnson
The Suspect
2011 Darrien
Jeremy Davis
2009 Kyle Collins
King Khi
Himself
Ben Reynolds
2008 Maxwell Terry
2007 Gerald
2006 Rex Matheson
Drake
Big Daddy
2005 Isaac Duperde
2004 Andre
N/A
2003 Chaz
Self
N/A
Self
Himself
N/A
2002 David "Future" Porter
Mitch
Martin
2001 Cale
Gale Sayers
Odin James
Hill
2000 Omar Jones
Trey Howard
1999 Silk
Jefferson
1998 Tyrell
Johnny Miles
1997 Lem
Harold
Self
Man in Hallway (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
1996 Griff McReynolds
Self
Himself (cameo) (uncredited)
1995 Ronald 'Strike' Dunham
Lewis Johns
1994 Greg Pratt
N/A
1993 Self - Guest
N/A
Max Bomer
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2008 Production Artist
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2006 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2006 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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