05/07/2014 08:56 am ET

Mekhi Phifer Files For Bankruptcy, Reportedly $1.3 Million In Debt

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Mekhi Phifer, best known for his role as Dr. Greg Pratt on NBC's "ER," has filed for bankruptcy, reports TMZ.

The 39-year-old actor racked up approximately $1.2 million in back taxes, $50,000 in lawyer fees and $4,500 in back child support, according to court records obtained by TMZ. Legal documents also show he spends around $11,600 in monthly expenses, but pulls in only $7,500.

In addition to his long run on "ER," from 2002 to 2008, Phifer is also known for his role opposite Eminem in "8 Mile." Recent projects include a minor role as Max in the film "Divergent" and a recurring role on the Showtime series, "House of Lies."


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