Mekhi Phifer

Inside Biography

Mekhi Phifer is an American actor. He is known best for appearing as Dr. Greg Pratt on the NBC medical drama ER. He is also a cast member on the Fox crime show Lie to Me in the role of Ben Reynolds before season three.

Mekhi also starred as CIA agent Rex Matheson in Torchwood. Due to his success in the field of acting and for his appearances in movies and television, his bio and career details are widely searched by fans all around the world. Let's go through the article to know more about him.

Mekhi Phifer's Personal Life And Career

Mekhi was born in Harlem, New York City, and is of Nigerian Origin on the 19th of December, 1974. Rhoda Phifer was his mother. He was interested in acting since a very small age and attended an open casting call for Clockers. He obtained the role of over a thousand other people, as a narcotics dealer. After the success of this role, he was later cast in the feature film High School High and then on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

Mekhi's most notable role up to date has been as Dr. Gregory Pratt in the medical drama ER. He started the role in 2002 in April and left the show in the 15th season in 2008. His role made him nominated twice for the NAACP Image Award.


Apart from this, the television roles of Phifer include acting in Brains Song, Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground, The Tuskegee Airmen, etc. He has also performed alongside Beyonce Knowles and has started in the movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera.

Mekhi's recurring role includes acting on Homicide: Life on the Street on the 5th and 6th season and the guest started in New York Undercover. He is also cast in the Fox drama Lie to Me and has appeared on the big screen in Hells Kitchen, NYC, Tears of a Crown, Spud Webb, Impostor, Paid in Full, and appeared alongside Eminem in the Academy Award-winning song Lose Yourself. His recent role includes appearing in Torchwood, Husbands and White Collar.

Married Life

Phifer dated Claudia Jordan previously. The couple separated and he started a relationship with Malinda Williams in 1999. The couple wed in 1999 and was together until 2003. After his relationship with spouse Malinda ended in a divorce, he briefly had an affair with Oni Souratha in 2004. After they split, he has been married to wife Reshelet Barnes since 2013.


The couple wed in 2013 and has been together since. He has two children in total. His first son, Omikaye was born to his former spouse actress Malinda Williams. His second son is named Mekhi Thira Phifer and he was born in October 2007 to his girlfriend Oni South. Apart from that, he has no other children. He seems to be devoted to his current wife and has no extramarital relations.

Net Worth

Mekhi Phifer had a net worth of  1.3 million dollars as of 2020. but he had a sum of 8 million dollars as he filed for bankruptcy thus his salary now low. He has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches.

by Bchrome, 04 Mar, 2016

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