Do you remember Dr. Greg Pratt from the medical drama series, ER? Yes, everyone loved that role. All thanks to Mekhi Phifer. This talented personality played Dr. Greg so well to receive such fame. That’s not all to Phifer though. He is not just Dr. Greg, or one who co-starred in the movie “8 Mile” with Eminem, he is more. Here we will take a glance at the life, career, achievements and net worth of Mekhi Phifer in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Mekhi was born on 29th December 1974 in Harlem of New York City, US. His mother, Rhoda Phifer was a single-parent while working as a high school teacher. This must have been a really tough job to balance both. As he was born in Harlem, he comes from a Nigerian background. Education background of his is not quite available anywhere.
Phifer was in a relationship with Claudia Jordan for some time in the beginning, but it did not work out. Then he got involved with the popular actress Malinda Williams and was married to her in 1999 had a son named Omikaye Phifer. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2003, and immediately after that he dated Oni Souratha for a few days and gave birth to another son named as Mekhi Thira Phifer. After a while, they ended their relationship as well. Finally, in 2013, Mekhi decided to get married to his longtime girlfriend, Reshelet Barnes. They have successfully played the role of a perfect married couple since then, till date.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He is among the people’s most favorite American actors. His career as an actor started when he went for the open auditions for the leading role in Spike Lee’s “Clockers”, which is apparently of a drug dealer getting framed for a murder. He continues his work by acting in “High School High” and co-starring in the movie “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer”.
The beginning of his career started well in variation from a thriller, to comedy to horror. Quite an interesting journey but definitely challenging too. His next biggest break was the role of Dr. Gregory of the series ER starting from 2002. His role was included in the series till the 15th season, which ended in 2008. He was nominated for NAACP Image Award thrice.
Twice for this role and also once for his performance in the movie “A Lesson Before Dying”. Mekhi Phifer is not only an excellent actor but a rapper, director, and producer as well. He is one of the multi-talented of this creative field. He is seen in music videos like “Lose Yourself” and “Just Lose It” and “Without Me” opposite to Eminem.
Net Worth & Earnings
Speaking of his net worth, it is calculated to be about $10 million. Most of his income has been through the performances and appearances in several TV shows and some great movies and series. Also, his performances with artists like Beyonce and Eminem gave him extra credits elevating his standard as an artist.
Hard work and dedication are the pillars of a strong and successful career; this is proven through Phifer’s life story.