Mekhi Phifer: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

25 Things You Don't Know About Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer reveals 25 things about himself to Us Weekly.  Trisha Leeper/

On March 21, you can catch Mekhi Phifer playing Max in the highly-anticipated Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet. Below, the 39-year-old actor shares with Us Weekly 25 little-known things about himself. 

1. I love sunflower seeds! I think I need an intervention. 

2. Columbo is one of my favorite shows of all time. 

3. I'm really into Las Vegas. The shows and restaurants are pretty slick. 

4. I hope to get my pilot's license someday. Flying seems like the ultimate freedom. 

5. I make a mean breakfast: eggs, turkey sausage, hash browns. 

6. My youngest son, Mekhi, is not afraid of anything, except haunted houses. But he's only 6, so I'll give him time. 

7. I'm a serious spades player. I'm a master of the game. 

8. I love The Big Lebowski.

9. I always have water next to me when I sleep. I drink at least two bottles a night. 

10. I love New York teams, even the Knicks. 

11. I enjoy traveling. 

12. But afterward, I'm happy to sleep in my own bed. 

13. I used to be into off-roading and racing. 

14. My No. 1 musical is Guys and Dolls — it has the greatest tunes! 

15. I can quote My Cousin Vinny from the beginning to the end! 

16. Did I mention my only guilty pleasure is sunflower seeds?

17. My wife, Reshelet, and I once took a two-week RV trip to Disney World. I drove the whole way there and back, 7,000 miles. 

18. I like to play Halo with my 14-year-old son, Omi. 

19. My fetish is Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. I own 40 pairs!

20. My wife and I have a little Chihuahua, Koree, but I never walk him alone. Just doesn't look right. I make my sons do it!

21. I've skydived. 

22. My go-to television shows are Shark Tank and Judge Mathis

23. Of all the things I've done in my career, Broadway was the most rewarding. 

24. I love to take long road trips and camp out. 

25. I told you about the sunflower seeds, right? 

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