Mena Massoud (Arabic: مينا مسعود; born September 17, 1991) is a Canadian actor. In July 2017, he was cast to play Aladdin in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin. He has also worked in television; his roles include Jared Malik in the 2015 series Open Heart and Tarek Kassar in the Amazon series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan. Massoud was born in Cairo, Egypt to Egyptian Coptic Christian parents. He was raised in Canada and grew up in Markham, Ontario, where he attended St. Brother André Catholic High School.