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Mekhi Phifer Biography

 
Bio:
Born and raised in New York, his acting career began when he was selected for the leading role in director Spike Lee’s Clockers. He was most recently seen in the Starz original series “Torchwood: Miracle Day” as CIA agent Rex Matheson. Phifer is most recognizable for his role as Dr. Gregory ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Born and raised in New York, his acting career began when he was selected for the leading role in director Spike Lee’s Clockers. He was most recently seen in the Starz original series “Torchwood: Miracle Day” as CIA agent Rex Matheson. Phifer is most recognizable for his role as Dr. Gregory ... (read complete bio)

Born and raised in New York, his acting career began when he was selected for the leading role in director Spike Lee’s Clockers. He was most recently seen in the Starz original series “Torchwood: Miracle Day” as CIA agent Rex Matheson. Phifer is most recognizable for his role as Dr. Gregory Pratt on “ER”, for which he received NAACP Image Awards in 2004 & 2005. His other film credits include Flypaper; Last Man Standing; Puff, Puff, Pass (directorial debut and featured role); Dawn of the Dead; 8 Mile; Paid in Full; O; I Still Know What You Did Last Summer; Soul Food; Hell’s Kitchen, NYC; Tears of a Clown; An Invited Guest; and The Imposter. In June of 2002, he received the “Rising Star” award from the American Black Film Festival. His many TV appearances include Fox’s “Lie To Me, MTV’s Carmen: A Hip-Hopera, the HBO Original Movie A Lesson Before Dying (NAACP Image Award nomination), the ABC television special Brian’s Song and the HBO Original Film The Tuskegee Airmen. Phifer has also made guest appearances on the popular police dramas “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “New York Undercover.”