Mekhi Phifer Biography


Mekhi Phifer is an American actor who has also achieved considerable fame as a director, producer, and rapper. Mekhi Phifer is married to Reshelet Barnes

More about the relationship

Mekhi Phifer is a married man. Previously, he married Malinda Williams in 1999, the couple has a son named Omikaye Phifer. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last long and they divorced in 2003.

He was in a relationship with Oni Souratha, the couple has a son named Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr. But this affair also ended.

After this, he married Reshelet Barnes on 30 March 2013.

Relationship Facts of Mekhi Phifer

  • Mekhi Phifer is married to Reshelet Barnes.
  • Mekhi Phifer married on March 30, 2013.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 317 days 💑
  • He is father of Two (Omikaye Phifer, Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr.).
  • Mekhi Phifer is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Mekhi Phifer?

Mekhi Phifer is an American actor who has also achieved considerable fame as a director, producer, and rapper.

In fact, Mekhi Phifer was a regular on the Fox crime show Lie to Me in the role of Ben Reynolds before season three, and also starred as CIA agent Rex Matheson in Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Mekhi Phifer: Age, Parents, Siblings, and Family

Mekhi Phifer was born in Harlem, New York City, New York, the United States on December 29, 1974, and he is currently 45 years old.

His father’s name is unknown and his mother’s name is Rhoda Phifer (schoolteacher), she took care of the boy as a single parent. She was a very committed mother and it never affected Mekhi that he could never meet his father.

He has a brother named, Fernando Cameron. Mekhi holds American citizenship and mixed (African-American) ethnicity. His birth sign is Capricorn.

Education, School/ College University

He completed his high school graduation from the Lincoln Square Auxiliary Services High School with good grades. Then, he enrolled in the electrical engineering program at the reputed State University of New York in New Paltz, New York City.

Mekhi Phifer: Professional Life, Career

On talking about his profession, during 1994, Mekhi Phifer attended an open casting call for director Spike Lee’s Clockers, beating over a thousand others to get the lead role as a narcotics dealer embroiled in a murder cover-up.

He followed that role with another in the comedy spoof feature High School High and continued by co-starring in the horror film I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, starring with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Unfortunately, Phifer left the show in September 2008, in the first episode of Season 15. Additionally, he also 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 (2001). During 2009, Phifer began a guest-starring arc on the Fox drama Lie to Me.

During 2011, Phifer also starred alongside John Barrowman and Eve Myles as CIA agent Rex Matheson in Torchwood: Miracle Day, the fourth series of the BBC/Starz Entertainment television show Torchwood.

Besides that,  Phifer starred as Agent Collins in the fourth season of White Collar. Hence, Phifer also made a guest appearance on the sitcom series Husbands in its second season. In fall 2016, he joined the TV series Frequency as a series regular.

Awards, Nomination

He has won Black Reel Award for Network/Cable – Best Supporting Actor for A Lesson Before Dying (1999). Similarly, he has won the Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for ER (1994).

Mekhi Phifer: Net Worth, Salary

There is no information regarding his income, salary. But his net worth is estimated at around $8 million as of 2022.

Mekhi Phifer: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal

This actor hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors, and legal issues. He is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Mekhi Phifer has a height of  5 feet 10 inches. Additionally, he weighs 82 Kg. His hair color is black and his eye color is brown.

Social Media

Mekhi has around 65.4K followers on Twitter, around 139K followers on Instagram. But he is not active on Facebook.


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