Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, Manhattan and was mother, a high school teacher. Phifer went to an audition at an open casting call for director Spike Lee’s Clockers and was selected for the landing role.
He was born on December 29, 1973 and is an American actor
Phifer portrayed Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC’s long running medical drama ER and had a co-starring role opposite Eminem in the feature film 8 Mile
He was a regular on the Fox crime show Lie to Me in the role of Ben Reynolds before season three and also starred as CIA agent Rex Matheson in Torchwood: Miracle Day
Phifer has been nominated twice for an NAACP Image Award
Phifer’s television credits include the movies The Tuskegee Airmen, HBO’s Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, and Brian’s Song
Phifer was the 2004 winner of the Celebrity Poker Showdown Championship during the fourth season. He plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Love Our Children USA Charity
In January 2011 Phifer launched Third Reel Films to provide an environment for filmmakers to showcase their work to entertainment representatives, acquisition executives and other key industry professionals