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Two Hearts

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Talk about “something old, something new.” When ER‘s Deezer D. (a.k.a. Nurse Malik McGrath) tied the knot with makeup artist Samantha Enson at Pasadena’s United Methodist Church Nov. 14, he had 11 seasons’ worth of ER castmates along to cheer him on. Among the 300 guests were original costars Eriq La Salle and Sherry Stringfield and groomsmen Noah Wyle and Abraham Benrubi, as well as more recent colleagues Laura Innes, Ming-Na, Sharif Atkins, Parminder Nagra and Mekhi Phifer. “They’re much more than coworkers,” says Deezer, 39 (real name Dearon Thompson), of the 13 costars who attended. “They’re part of my extended family.” While Wyle’s toast made the groom laugh and cry, Deezer admits the funniest moment came when Carl Enson, father of Samantha, 28, told him to put his hand atop his bride’s. “He said, ‘That will be the only time you’ll ever have the upper hand,’ ” says Deezer. “Her family really gets who I am.”