Mekhi Phifer Biography
Birthday: December 29, 1974 (Capricorn)
Born In: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Mekhi Phifer is a popular African-American actor who has also achieved considerable fame as a director, producer and rapper. He was born in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles. His first breakthrough in the acting world came during his college days, when he got a chance to act in a Spike Lee film called ‘Clockers’. His talent was immediately noticed and appreciated and he was further chosen for a TV-film called ‘The Tuskegee Airmen’ that won an Emmy. He officially entered the mainstream Hollywood scenario in 2001, with his role in ‘O’, which is a contemporary remake of William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello.’ Though the film could not make a mark in the box office, his acting skills received praise from some eminent critics. He also starred against the legendary rapper, Eminem, in ‘8 Mile.’ In 2002, he catapulted into fame after winning the Rising Star award in the American Black Film Festival. Eventually, he landed a great offer to act in six seasons of ‘ER,’ Michael Crichton’s award-winning drama series.