Mekhi Phifer

Biography: Born in New York City on December 12, 1975, Mekhi Phifer was raised in Harlem by schoolteacher and single mother Rhoda Phifer. He graduated in 1994 from Lincoln Square Auxiliary Services High School and planned on going to college to study electrical engineering. He also had aspirations of becoming a rap star. In fact, he had a deal in place with Warner Brothers records when he decided to go to an open casting call for Spike Lee's 1995 film Clockers. In spite of the fact that he had no formal acting training, he beat out a thousand other hopefuls and was picked for the lead role of the young drug pusher Strike. His performance was critically lauded and Phifer found his rapping and college plans put aside as he was thrust headlong into the world of acting.

Mekhi Phifer's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 77 8 Mile
Lowest Metascore: 21 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Divergent Series: Insurgent Mar 20, 2015 Max tbd
48 Divergent Mar 21, 2014 Max 6.1
37 Flypaper Aug 19, 2011 Darrien 6.5
63 This Christmas Nov 21, 2007 Executive Producer / Gerald 6.5
34 Slow Burn Apr 13, 2007 Isaac Duperde 5.3
58 Dawn of the Dead Mar 19, 2004 Andre 7.4
37 Honey Dec 5, 2003 Chaz 6.7
77 8 Mile Nov 8, 2002 David 'Future' Porter 8.2
49 Paid in Full Oct 25, 2002 Mitch 8.8
36 The Other Brother Apr 26, 2002 Martin 7.0
33 Impostor Jan 4, 2002 Cale 6.0
53 O Aug 31, 2001 Odin James 7.6
21 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Nov 13, 1998 Tyrell 5.6
68 Soul Food Sep 26, 1997 Lem 6.0
33 High School High Oct 25, 1996 Griff McReynolds 7.6
71 Clockers Sep 13, 1995 Ronald 'Strike' Dunham 7.6