Mekhi Phifer Biography (1975-)

Given name is pronounced Meck-high; born December 12 (some sources cite December 29), 1975, in Harlem, New York, NY; son of Rhoda Phifer (a high school teacher); married Malinda Williams (an actress), 1999 (divorced, 2002); children: Omikaye (son). Addresses: Agent: John Fogelman, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Emily Gerson, Brookside, 250 West 57th St., Suite 2303, New York, NY 10107.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
December 12, 1975
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Ronald "Strike" Dunham, Clockers, MCA/Universal, 1995
  • Himself, Girl 6, Fox Searchlight, 1996
  • Griff McReynolds, High School High, Columbia TriStar, 1996
  • Harold, Hav Plenty, Miramax, 1998
  • Lem, Soul Food, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Johnny Miles (some sources cite Johnny Miller), Hell's Kitchen (also known as Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.), Kushner-Locke, 1998
  • Tyrell, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Columbia, 1998
  • Tears of a Clown, 1998
  • Trey Howard, Shaft (also known as Shaft--Noch Fragen?), Paramount, 2000
  • Silk, An Invited Guest (also known as Uninvited Guest), Trimark Pictures, 2000
  • Odin James (title role), O, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • John "John John" Ambrose, Jr., Head Games, B&B Productions, 2001
  • Cale, Imposter, Dimension Films, 2002
  • Martin, The Other Brother, Xenon Pictures, 2002
  • Mitch, Paid in Full, Dimension Films, 2002
  • Future, 8 Mile, Universal, 2002
  • Chaz, Honey, Universal, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Gregory Pratt, ER, NBC, 2002-
  • Movies
  • Lewis Johns, The Tuskegee Airmen, HBO, 1995
  • Man in hallway, "Fern's Heart of Darkness," Subway Stories: Tales fromthe Underground, HBO, 1997
  • Jefferson, A Lesson before Dying, HBO, 1999
  • Sergeant Derrick Hill, Carmen: A Hip Hopera, MTV, 2001
  • Gale Sayers, Brian's Song, ABC, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Dion Broat, "Tough Love," New York Undercover, Fox, 1996
  • Nathaniel Lee "Junior Bunk" Mahoney, "Control," Homicide: Life on theStreet, NBC, 1996
  • Nathaniel Lee "Junior Bunk" Mahoney, "Fallen Heroes: Part 1," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1998
  • Specials
  • Canned Ham: High School High, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Celebrity Profile: Jennifer Love Hewitt, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Making the Movie: MTV's Hip Hopera--Carmen, MTV, 2001
  • Aaliyah: A Life Cut Short, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • NEC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 12th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, syndicated, 1997
  • The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • Presenter, The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999, UPN, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • New York Related: The HF Project, Warner Bros., 1995
  • Videos
  • Appeared in the music video "Nobody" by Keith Sweat, 1996; also appearedin "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and "Don't Let Go" by En Vogue.
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Composer
  • Hell's Kitchen (also known as Hell's Kitchen N.Y.C.), Kushner-Locke, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Movieline, March, 2000, p. 24
    Electronic
    • NBC.com, http://www.nbc.com, February 7, 2003
    • New Black Voices, http://newblackvoices.com, February 7, 2003
    • USA Weekend, http://www.usasweekend.com, February 7, 2003

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