Mekhi Phifer Net Worth

Mekhi Phifer Net Worth is
-$1.3 Million

Mekhi Phifer Biography

Mekhi Phifer was born on 29 December 1974, in Harlem, New York City USA. He is a well-known actor, who is famous for acting in such television shows as “Torchwood: Miracle Day”, “ER”, “Lie to Me” and others. In addition to this, Mekhi is a fan of poker and participates in various competitions himself. During his career Phifer has been nominated for and has won various awards; some of them include Black Reel Award, Image Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award among others. Mekhi is considered to be one of the most promising contemporary actors and there is no doubt that he will soon appear in other projects.

If you consider how rich Mekhi Phifer is, it can be said that Mekhi’s estimated net worth is -$1.3 million. Despite the fact that now he has some serious financial problems and has announced bankruptcy, he clearly gained a considerable amount before that. The main source of his monthly income was his successful appearances in various television shows and movies. Hopefully, Mekhi will be able to solve his problems and his net worth will again become positive.

Mekhi Phifer Net Worth -$1.3 Million

Mekhi’s career as an actor began in 1995, when he appeared in the movie called “Clockers”, and this was the time when Phifer’s net worth began growing. One year later he received an invitation to appear in the comedy film called “High School High”, during the making of which Phifer had an opportunity to work with Tia Carrere, Malinda Williams, Jon Lovitz, John Neville, Brian Hooks and others. The success of this movie made Mekhi more popular, and also added to his net worth. In 2002 Mekhi started working on one of his most famous television shows, called “ER”. As he acted in the series until 2008, this show became one of the main sources of Phifer’s net worth. His other works in the television industry include “Brian’s Song”, “Carmen: A Hip Hopera”, “HBO’s Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground”, “The Tuskegee Airmen” and others.

Another part that Mekhi is famous for is his role in the well-known movie, “8 Mile”, in which he met such celebrities as Eminem, Brittany Murphy and Kim Basinger. Other movies that Mekhi has appeared in include “Flypaper”, “Divergent”, “Honey”, “Slow Burn”, “Paid in Full”, “A Day in the Life” and others. All these movies also made Phifer’s net worth grow.

In addition to these he has also appeared in several music videos of such artists as “The Braxtons”, “50 Cent”, Craig Mack, “En Vogue” and others. Clearly, Mekhi has experienced ups and downs in his career, but there is no doubt that he is still a very talented and promising actor.

If to talk about Phifer’s personal life, it can be said that in 1999 he married Malinda Williams, but their marriage ended in divorce in 2003. In 2013 he married Reshelet Barnes with whom he lives up until now. What is more, Phifer has two children: one from his first marriage and another one with Oni Souratha. As mentioned, Phifer has many financial problems and now his net worth is really low. Hopefully, this will not last long and Mekhi will be able to get back on his feet.

Full NameMekhi Phifer
Net Worth-$1.3 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 29, 1974
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, New York, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.765 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Rapper, Businessperson, Film director
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseReshelet Barnes (m. 2013), Malinda Williams (m. 1999–2003)
ChildrenMekhi Thira Phifer Jr, Omikaye Phifer
ParentsRhoda Phifer
NicknamesMekhi Thira Phifer , Mekhl Phifer
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, TV Land Icon Award
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Movies"A Talent for Trouble" (2008), "Divergent" (2014), "The Suspect" (2013), "A Day in the Life" (2009), "Honey" (2003), "8 Mile" (2002)
TV Shows"Lie to Me", "Torchwood: Miracle Day", “Brian’s Song”, “Carmen: A Hip Hopera”, “HBO’s Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground”, “The Tuskegee Airmen”, “Flypaper”, “Slow Burn”, “Paid in Full”, "House of Lies" (2014), "Roots" (2016), "Secret City" (2016)
1I don't really like hospitals that much. People are sick; sometimes it can be depressing. There's people going through a lot of pain in there. It has that funny smell.
2Actors look at life in a different way. When I meet people, I know that one day I may portray that person or someone like them. It may be a cop or a homeless guy. It helps you to pay more attention to people. Everyone I meet, I retain something from them, something from their personality. It helps me to portray realism in my work.
3When break dancing was out, I break danced. When rapping was the thing, I freestyled rap on the street and battled and all that kind of stuff.
4With my first son I cut his umbilical cord and everything, so I'm a hands-on father, to say the least.
5When you're working and making money, that's all good, but there has to be something that provides a substance, I think.
6There's no question that I'm African-American. OK? I'm a black man. We're not going to escape that.
7Once or twice a week, I try to do some kind of boxing. I'm hitting the bags and jumping rope - all that stuff.
8It's always a pleasure when you get to work with people that you actually really like.
9I've done 21 films in eight years, and I've said 'No' more times than I've done films.
10Rap is definitely a youthful expression.
11I love working with Sally Field, and Steve Buscemi is one of the most giving, talented actors I've ever worked with.
12I tend to play more true-to-life characters in real situations.
13I'm a soccer dad at heart. I want five kids, and I want to get married. I want to coach Little League.
14I'm an avid watcher of the Nat Geo channel, where I watch shows about how the planets are formed, and shows about moons, quasars, black holes.
15I've dated interracially a lot. I grew up in Harlem, so I've dated Latins, Dominican, Guyanese, Cuban, black, white.
16Eating right has made the biggest difference in my body.
17I always try to bring a certain masculine presence to what I do. That is part of the dynamic.
18I grew up in a rough environment. You want to be strong and have your presence felt out there. That attitude reflects how people see you.
19I love kids, outings, camping, sports, Legoland, all the Daddy stuff. I love it. I wish I could just do that, but I have to work, too.
20I know a lot of people who are weak, who are in a perpetual cycle of poverty and being locked up. There are guys from my neighborhood who are in jail or who are dead. It does take a certain strength to know your environment and say, 'I can grow beyond it.'
1Son, Mekhi Thira Phifer, Jr., born 30 October 2007. Mother is fiancée Onanong Souratha.
2Appeared in Vibe magazine for the article "Can't A Brother Get No Love". [August 1999]
3Engaged to director assistant Onanong Souratha on May 9, 2007.
4Was originally a rapper signed to Warner Brothers records.
5Is mentioned in Eminem's song "Lose Yourself." The song is part of the 8 Mile (2002) soundtrack. Phifer and Eminem both starred in this movie.
6Good friends with Eminem.
7Enjoys going to the rifle ranges around Los Angeles and target shooting to relieve stress and have fun.
8Good friends with ER (1994) costar, Goran Visnjic.
9Along with the Pennsylvania-based charity organization The Vine Group, he donated over $100,000 in scholarships, books and computers to Ibadan, Nigeria, where the Mekhi Phifer Education Center will open in 2005 to help poor children get an education.
10Owns an "Athlete's Foot" store franchise, which sells athletic footwear in California. Owns six stores with two of them up and running.
11Has been "Punk'd" by Ashton Kutcher.
12Son named Omikaye with actress Malinda Williams.
13First name is pronounced "Meck-high".
14Was the first choice to play Quincy McCall in Love & Basketball (2000), but had to drop out due to a schedule conflict and was replaced by Omar Epps.


Karel: Life in Segments2015TV Series
A Talent for Trouble2015Mekhi Phifer
The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Shatter Reality2015Video Game shortMax
A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV MovieLewis
House of Lies2014TV SeriesDre Collins
The Suspect2013The Suspect
The Love Section2013James Johnson
Husbands2012TV SeriesMark
White Collar2012TV SeriesKyle Collins
Psych2012TV SeriesDrake
Torchwood2011TV SeriesRex Matheson
Last Man Standing2011TV MovieJeremy Davis
Lie to Me2009-2010TV SeriesAgent Ben Reynolds
A Day in the Life2009/IIKing Khi
ER2002-2008TV SeriesGregory Pratt
Nora's Hair Salon II2008Dr. Terry
This Christmas2007Gerald
Puff, Puff, Pass2006Big Daddy
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesOmar Jones
Slow Burn2005Isaac Duperde
ER: The Game2005Video GameDr. Gregory Pratt (voice)
Dawn of the Dead2004Andre
8 Mile2002David 'Future' Porter
Paid in Full2002Mitch
The Other Brother2002Martin
Head Games2001John Ambrose, Jr. 'John John'
Brian's Song2001TV MovieGale Sayers
O2001Odin James
Carmen: A Hip Hopera2001TV MovieHill
Shaft2000Trey Howard
Uninvited Guest1999Silk
A Lesson Before Dying1999TV MovieJefferson
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998Tyrell
Hell's Kitchen1998Johnny
Homicide: Life on the Street1996-1998TV SeriesNathaniel Lee 'Junior Bunk' Mahoney
Hav Plenty1997Harold
Soul Food1997Lem
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieMan in Hallway (segment "Fern's Heart of Darkness")
High School High1996Griff McReynolds
New York Undercover1995-1996TV SeriesDion Broat / Sekou
Clockers1995Ronald 'Strike' Dunham
The Tuskegee Airmen1995TV MovieLewis Johns
Models Inc.1995TV SeriesModel #2
Chocolate City: Vegas2016post-productionBest Valentine
Frequency2016TV SeriesSatch Rayna
Secret City2016TV SeriesAmbassador Moreton
Roots2016TV Mini-SeriesJerusalem
Four Kings2016TV SeriesRichie Rich
Key and Peele2015TV SeriesCousin


The Suspect2013executive producer
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011Documentary executive producer
Nora's Hair Salon II2008producer
This Christmas2007executive producer
Puff, Puff, Pass2006producer


Psych2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hell's Kitchen1998lyrics: "New Yorkers Lifestyle", "Edge of Life", "New York Related", "What's Up B" / performer: "New Yorkers Lifestyle", "Edge of Life", "New York Related", "What's Up B"


Puff, Puff, Pass2006


Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show2014Documentary thanks


Last Call with Carson Daly2005-2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2015TV MovieHimself
Made in Hollywood2015TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2011-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Chew2015TV SeriesHimself
Bringing 'Divergent' to Life2014Video documentary
Divergent: Faction Before Blood2014Video documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Game Night2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2014TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
GeekRockTV2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2012TV SeriesHimself
1st Look2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
The Talk2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Business as Usual: The Exploitation of Hip Hop2011DocumentaryDocumentary Host
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
The 7th Annual TV Land Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Previously On: E.R.2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
Black Poker Stars Invitational2008TV SeriesPlayer / Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
World Poker Tour2005TV SeriesHimself
Save Our History2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
The MC: Why We Do It2005Video documentaryNarrator
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series [Musical or Comedy]
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2004 BET Source Hip Hop Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
Making the Video2004TV Series documentaryHimself
G-Phoria 20042004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
100 Proof2004TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Punk'd2004TV SeriesHimself
With All Deliberate Speed2004DocumentaryHimself
Miss USA2004TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity Judge
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHimself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHimself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Someone to Watch Award
Jessica's Crush2004TV SeriesHimself
Battle Rhyme for Reel Time2003Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
2003 Much Music Video Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Miss USA2003TV SpecialHimself - Celebrity Judge
The Making of '8 Mile'2003TV Short documentaryHimself
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002TV SeriesHimself
MADtv2002TV SeriesHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Girl 61996Himself (cameo) (uncredited)
Lauren Hutton and...1995TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

ER2009TV SeriesGregory Pratt
Attack of the Living Dead2004Video shortAndre (uncredited)
Homicide: Life on the Street1998TV SeriesNathaniel Lee 'Junior Bunk' Mahoney

Won Awards

2009Icon AwardTV Land AwardsER (1994)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2002Rising Star AwardAmerican Black Film Festival
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActorA Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Nominated Awards

2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2013Best Performance by an ActorAmerican Black Film FestivalThe Suspect (2013)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesLie to Me (2009)
2008Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor - Drama/Action AdventureHoney (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actor - Drama/Action AdventureER (1994)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiplockHoney (2003)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryHoney (2003)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActorCarmen: A Hip Hopera (2001)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic SpecialA Lesson Before Dying (1999)
1996CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActorClockers (1995)

Known for movies

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