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Mekhi Phifer
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Birth Date:December 29, 1974
Astrology Sign:Capricron
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:TV Actor

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Mekhi Phifer

Biography:Mekhi Phifer as born December 29, 1974 in Harlem, New York. He has a starring role as Gregory Pratt on NBC's television program ER, and won season four of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. He has a recurring role in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Since his impressive acting debut as a drug dealer in Spike Lee’s film Clockers, ER newcomer Mekhi Phifer has enhanced his industry profile by putting new twists on classic or beloved roles with his performances in O as Othello, the TV movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera -- and last season, as Gale Sayers in the remake of the TV movie Brian's Song.

In his new series regular role on the medical drama ER, Phifer portrays an arrogant intern whose over-confident tendency to do first -- and ask permission later -- further agitates the already chaotic ER.

Born and raised in New York City, Phifer attended an open casting call there for director Lee’s Clockers as a narcotics dealer embroiled in a murder coverup. He followed that impact role with another in the comedy spoof feature High School High and continued by co-starring in the fright flick I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr.

On television, Phifer’s credits include the movies The Tuskegee Airmen, Subway Stories and Brian's Song (as former Chicago Bear Sayers). He received additional notice for his performance opposite singer Beyoncé Knowles (from Destiny’s Child) on MTV’s alternative take on the Carmen legend with the movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera. Likewise, he earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for another TV movie, A Lesson Before Dying, opposite Don Cheadle.

Among Phifer’s other big-screen credits are Soul Food, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, Tears of a Clown, and the thriller An Uninvited Guest -- as well as O, in which he starred as an updated Othello (also starring Julia Stiles and Josh Hartnett) who is the captain of a champion high-school basketball team. He most recently appeared in The Impostor , and will be seen in the upcoming Paid in Full and director Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile, opposite Eminem, Brittany Murphy and Kim Basinger.

Phifer also guest-starred in the series Homicide: Life on the Street and New York Undercover. In addition, he appeared in the music video, "The Boy Is Mine", by Brandy. Phifer is also the youngest owner of the Athletes Foot, athletic shoe store franchise in California. He is the proprietor of six stores (two of the stores are up and running), and he resides in Los Angeles.

He also has a son with former wife, actress Malinda Williams.

Phifer also plays on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Love Our Children USA charity.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Honey (2003)
O (2001)
Clockers (1995)
Brian's Song (1971)

Chinese Horoscope for Mekhi Phifer
Includes characteristics and Vices
Mekhi Phifer's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1974 - February 10, 1975
Birthday: December 29, 1974

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Mekhi Phifer's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: December 29, 1974

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Mekhi Phifer's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: December 29, 2021

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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