Who is Mekhi Phifer and What is he popularly known for?

Mekhi Phifer is an American actor who is known for his portrayal of the character, Dr. Gregory Pratt in the famous American medical drama tv series, ER. He further received more recognition after his starring role in the American drama film, 8 Mile alongside American rapper, Eminem.

Quick Info 
Full NameMekhi Phifer
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1974
Birth PlaceHarlem, New York, United States
ParentsRhoda Phifer
ProfessionActor
SpouseMalinda Williams (Divorced)
Reshelet Barnes (Present)
Age46 years
Height5 ft 10 in
Children2
Net WorthUS $500 Thousads
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
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Early life, Parents, Education, and Young

Phifer was born on 29th December of 1974 in the most populous city of the United States, New York City in the neighborhood called Harlem. He was raised by his single mother, Rhoda Phifer who was a schoolteacher. He has never met his father.

Mekhi Phifer attended Auxiliary Services High School and was a good student. He then joined the State University of New York where he attended the electrical engineering program.

 

Career

Movies

Phifer made his film debut in 1995 in Spike Lee’s crime drama film, Clockers starring as Ronald ‘Strike’ Dunham alongside co-stars Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, and Delroy Lindo. He then starred in Spike Lee’s American romantic thriller black comedy film, Girl 6 himself alongside star Theresa Randle. The same year in 1996, he starred in another American comedy film, High School High as Griff Mcreynolds alongside stars, Jon Lovitz, Malinda Williams, Tia Carrere, and Brian Hooks.

In 1997, Mekhi Phifer starred in Tony Cinciripini’s film, Hell’s Kitchen as Johnny alongside stars Rosanna Arquette, Angelina Jolie, and others. Unfortunately, the film was a super flop. Mekhi Phifer also starred in the film, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer as Tyrell Martin in 1998 alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Muse Watson, and Freddie Prinze Jr. In 1999, he starred in the film, Uninvited Guest alongside Mari Morrow and Malinda Williams.

In 2000, Phifer played a supporting role in John Singleton’s action crime film, Shaft as Trey Howard. In the following year, he went on starring in the American musical drama romance film, Carmen: A Hip Hopera as Derek Hill alongside Beyonce Knowles. Mekhi Phifer then starred in films like 0, 8 Mile, Paid in Full, Imposter, Honey, Dawn of the Dead, etc. he played many small roles in films like Slow Burn, This Christmas, Nora’s Hair Salon 2: A Cut Above, A Day in the Life, Flypaper, The Suspect and also in hit films, Divergent, The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Chocolate City: Vegas Strip.

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Mekhi Phifer on 8 Miles with Eminem
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Television Shows:

Phifer made his television debut with the tv film, Models Inc playing the small role as a model in 1995. The same year, he also appeared in the tv film, The Tuskegee Airmen as Lewis Johns. He appeared in many television series, New York Undercover, Homicide: Life on the Street, Punk’d, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He landed his first starring role in an American medical drama tv series, ER portraying the character of Gregory Pratt in 2002. He appeared in a total of 7 seasons of the series.

In 2009, Mekhi Phifer played a recurring role in the American crime drama tv series, Lie to Me as Ben Reynolds. He appeared until 2011 and that year, he made his appearance in 10 episodes of the British science fiction tv program, Torchwood. He also played a major role in the American mystery science fiction drama tv series, Frequency as Satch Reyna. He went on to make small appearances in several films like The Bobby Brown Story, Truth Be Told, and Love, Victor.

 

Music Videos:

Phifer also appeared in many music videos. He has appeared in the music video of a song by 50 cents named ” Many Men (Wish Death)”. Mekhi Phifer appeared in the song of Brandy and Monica, En Vogue, Athena Cage, Wu-Tang Clan, and The Braxtons. He has also made good friends with the singer Eminem and he appeared in 3 songs of his namely “Just Lose It”, “Lose Yourself” and “Without Me”.

 

Personal life, Girlfriends, Wife, and Kids

Phifer is happily settled with Reshelet Barnes, his longtime girlfriend. They tied their knot on 30th March of 2013. He was previously committed to actress and producer, Malinda Williams. Together that had a son named Omikaye Phifer. After the end of their marriage in 2003, Mekhi Phifer had his second child from his girlfriend, Oni Souratha in 2007. His second son’s name is Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr.

Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
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Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Phifer is active on both Instagram and Twitter. He has over 199 thousand followers on Instagram and he can be connected with @mekhifromHarlem. He also has over 63.6 thousand followers on Twitter and he can be connected with @MekhiPhifer.

 

Physical statistics, Nationality, Height, Weight, and Age

Phifer is 46 years old and he is healthy and actively working on his career. Any news regarding his body statistics is not known yet but we do know that he is not vegan. Mekhi Phifer prefers to take a healthy diet and makes no exception in food. However, when it comes to his workout routine, he has 2 trainers who aware of his daily diet as well as training his boxing. He possesses an average body build having short black afro hair and a beard. His height is believed to be 5 feet and 10 inches with a bodyweight of about 82 kg. he has brown eyes.

Phifer belongs to mixed ethnicity which is African-American and his nationality is American. His sexual orientation is straight and he has Capricorn as his sun sign.

 

Net Worth

Mekhi Phifer’s net worth is estimated to be 500 thousand dollars as of 2021. All his earnings mostly come from his acting in tv films and tv series also as a film producer, rapper, and director. 

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