Mekhi Phifer twin brother Fernando Phifer Cameron is also an actor and musician. Fernando Phifer Cameron started his acting career in 2000.
The American actor gets recognized for playing Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC's long-running medical drama ER until 2008 while remaining a recurring cast member on the Fox crime show Lie to Me.
Perhaps audiences remembered him as Future in the 2002 American drama film opposite rapper Eminem. The flick immediately became a critical and box office success, grossing $51.3 million in its opening weekend.
Despite being a cult classic, Phifer fears if the film would be possible in today's climate when talking to TMZ on its 20th anniversary. The idea of a sequel may be enticing, but he believes some classics should be left alone.
Although he and Eminem are still pall, he doubts if he would be willing to be a part of the film as his main concern is his music.
Mekhi Phifer And Fernando Phifer Cameron Are Artists
Mekhi Phifer twin brother Fernando Phifer Cameron is an actor and production designer. Fernando Phifer Cameron has acting credits in Disappearing Acts.
The twins grew up in New York City under the guidance of their single mother, Rhoda Phifer. She was an educator, functioning as a school teacher, and never let the boys feel the absence of their dad.
Since they came from an educational background, the boys were not allowed to skip school and kept their grades above average.
During their time at the Lincoln Square Auxiliary Services High School, Mekhi was remembered as the resident theatre kid with reenactments on stage since he was seven.
Later, he wished to study electrical engineering, but his plans changed after landing his debut role in Clocker.
Cameron Is An Artist
Mekhi's brother Cameron followed in his footsteps to become an artist.
His IMDb suggests that he has been in the industry since the 2000s, playing Tyree in the Disappearing Acts and Scriptus in Sheets. He was also the production designer of the 2009 short film Camp Victory.
But blood relations do not dictate if someone feels like family, as he calls rapper Cameron Ezike Giles his brother. They hung out in the sets of Paid In Full, hoping to bring the life story of the Harlem Influencers Rich Porter and Alpo to light.
Mekhi Phifer Is Married
Mekhi Phifer wife Reshelet Barnes is a creative director for NBC. Reshelet Barnes and Mekhi married in 2013.
The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Montage Hotel at Beverly hills with only 100 close friends and families in attendance.
They took the traditional approach when stylizing for the auspices day, with the bride and groom looking crisp in light colors.
According to Daily Mail, the three-piece suit was made up of a silk tie and waistcoat, and the star added some tan leather shoes to give his outfit an edge. His wife-to-be showed off her curves with a strapless floor-length mermaid gown flaring in soft, delicate layers.
After a failed marriage, it was high time he settled down, as they shared the same passion for the outdoors.
On the 2021 Game day, he and his lovely counterpart had a ball watching the Chargers give a tough competition to the Cleveland Browns at the SoFi Stadium. He was there to support his brother Key Shawn and gave a shout to the great staff that continued to make him feel at home.
He Has Two Children
Phifer is the father to two adorable children, Omikaye Phifer and Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr. They are his kids from two different women.
He married actress Malinda Williams in 1999.
But their coupling was doomed for downfall, not lasting even four years before they went their separate ways. By 2003, the divorce documents were filled to the court but not before they had their son Omikaye.
He fathered his second kid Mekhi Thira Phifer Jr, with ex-girlfriend Oni Souratha.
But his current partner has graciously taken the role of a mother, as she leaves no excuses for their upbringing. The younger one had taken a liking to his stepmom, as the family went to the Rockefeller Center during the 2019 holidays.
The weather was cold, but they kept warm by getting skull caps from one of the vendors on the corner for 5 dollars.
Indeed, he has a soft spot for kids, with his cute niece Brooklyn making regular appearances on his social media. He called her the queen of his house, making frequent visits to meet her cousins and playing dress up with an apron and a chef hat.