Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Real Name/Full Name Mekhi Phifer
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mekhi Phifer
Birth Place: Harlem, New York City, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29 December 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –176 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 81 Kg
In Pounds – 178 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –Rhoda Phifer
Siblings: Fernando Cameron
School: Lincoln Square Auxiliary Services High School
College: State University of New York
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Reshelet Barnes (m. 2013), Malinda Williams (m. 1999–2003)
Kids/Children Name: Omikaye Phifer, Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr
Profession: Actor, Businessperson, rapper, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Net Worth: $600 thousand
Last Updated: June 2024

Mekhi Phifer has gained tremendous popularity as a director, producer, and rapper as a successful Afro-American star. Born and raised in New York, he lives in Los Angeles at this time. His first achievement in the acting world came when he was able to work on a Spike Lee movie called ‘Clockers’ during his high school days.

He instantly discovered and recognized his talent and was also picked for an Emmy television movie called ‘The Tuskegee Airmen.’ Officially in 2001, with his role in ‘O,’ a contemporary rework of ‘Othelo’ by William Shakespeare, he joined the mainstream Hollywood scenario. Although the film couldn’t distinguish at the box office, some prominent reviewers appreciated his acting skills.

In ‘8 Mile, he also starred at the iconic rapper, Eminem. In 2002, he became popular after he received the American Black Film Festival Rising Star Award. In six years of ER,’ Michael Crichton’s prize-winning drama series, he eventually came up with a brilliant bid.

Well, how well do you know about Mekhi Phifer? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mekhi Phifer’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mekhi Phifer to date.

Biography and Early Life

Born in Harlem, New York City, on 29 December 1970, his mother was soon left by Mekhi’s dad. She took good care of the boy as a single mum, a schoolteacher by trade. It never bothered Mekhi whether he could never meet his dad. She was a very devoted mother. His passion for acting grew when he was seven years old when he performed “A Christmas Carol,” as arranged by the Harlem community center, portraying the ghost of Christmas.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mekhi Phifer in 2024, and what is his height and weight? Well, Mekhi Phifer’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 22nd June 2024 having been born on 29 December 1970. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 176 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 178 lbs in Pound and 81kg in Kilograms.


Since his mother was an educator, Mekhi never missed his schooling and did a decent job in education. He also made time for much postsecondary work, while still excelling in his studies. In 1994, he graduated from the High School for Auxiliary Services in Lincoln Square with a strong degree. He then studied at the esteemed state university in New Paltz, New York City, as well as the electrical engineering program. But his career as an actor will soon end his studies.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Mekhi Phifer With Wife Reshelet Barnes
Mekhi Phifer With Wife Reshelet Barnes

Mekhi Phifer had his first wife, Malinda Williams, who was eventually divorced and shared his son Omikaye Phifer with her. He has a second son who came into being because of his relation with Oni Sourathe, named Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr. On 30 March 2013, in Beverly Hills, he wedded his long-time girlfriend, Reshelet Barnes.

Is Mekhi Phifer Gay?

Mekhi has married twice in his life. He is currently married to Reshelet Barnes and has two children together, proving that his sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

In 1994, Mekhi Phifer auditioned for ‘Clockers,’ the Spike Lee film, and took over the role of a drug dealer as he ran against around a thousand more competitors! He recorded his first hit music album in 1995 with the title ‘New York Related: The HF Project’ through Warner Brothers Records. Phifer also took part in various music campaigns, including ‘The Boy Is Mine’ (Brandy), ‘Many Guys’ (50 Cent), and ‘Don’t Let Go’ Later (En Vogue). Also, he has contributed to various television-movies such as The Tuskegee Airmen (1995), HBO’s Subway Stories.

His film career also thrived, with films such as ‘The Spud Webb’ Biography, ‘NYC,’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Soul Food’ and ‘The Clown’s Tears.’ 1996 proved to be very influential for Mekhi Phifer when he acted as the ‘Junior Bunk’ in the iconic ‘Homicide: Life on the Streets’ television crime-drama series. In the comedy ‘The Wayans Bros,’ he was also involved. In the 2000s, as an artist, he hit higher standards with big films. In June 2011, in the series ‘Torchwood: Miracle Day,’ Phifer was featured as CIA agent Rex Matheson. In 2016 he recently took part as a regular actor in the popular TV series Frequency.


He made two nominations for the NAACP Image Award for his dedication to the medical drama series ‘ER’ as a Dr. Gregory Pratt. Also, he was nominated for the “A Lesson Before Death” NAACP Image Award for the TV program. The Rising Star Award from the American Black Film Festival was presented to Mekhi Phifer in 2002. After beating Neil Patrick Harris for the 4th season, he claimed the Celebrity Poker Showdown Championship in 2004.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mekhi Phifer in 2024

Mekhi Phifer Net Worth
Mekhi Phifer Net Worth

Mekhi Phifer has a net worth of $600 thousand, according to estimated in 2024. Initially, Mekhi said that he had about 1,2 million dollars back tax because IRS and his expenses might be other debt. Mekhi was initially filed for bankruptcy in 2014. However, like The Richest, some sources quote a net sum of around $8 million from Mekhi Phifer, but it’s not clear whether it was the previous net amount or the present.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In 2011, Third Reel Films was released, an effort to encourage filmmakers and entertainment leaders to present their projects.
  • He is the committed chairman of Vine Group USA, a non-profit organization founded in 2000, which seeks to provide numerous African universities with educational services.
  • Mekhi Phifer thanks his mom very much, though she is a single parent, for her unsense parenting style and her proper upbringing.
  • Mekhi Phifer is a well-known actor and a contractor, even the director of a variety of sports shop franchises from Athlete’s Foot.

Phifer is humble about his achievements, telling Los Angeles Times: “I’m not here to save the world,” and he discovered from “a ghetto scenario” that “keeping things true and going through what you do” is the secret to prosperity.


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