Mena Massoud

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.

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Mena Massoud
Born (1991-09-17) September 17, 1991 (age 27)[1][2]
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActor
Years active2011–present
Home townMarkham, Ontario, Canada[1]

Mena Massoud (Arabic: مينا مسعود; born September 17, 1991[1][2]) is a Canadian actor. In July 2017, he was cast to play Aladdin in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin.[3][4][5] 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.[6]

Early life and education

Massoud was born in Cairo, Egypt to Egyptian Coptic Christian parents. He was raised in Canada and grew up in Markham, Ontario,[1] where he attended St. Brother André Catholic High School.[2]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2011 What Happens Next Jad Short film
2014 Americanistan Mohammed Ali
2015 Let's Rap John
2017 Ordinary Days Ollie Santos
Masters in Crime Majid Short film
Final Exam Zaid
2019 Aladdin Aladdin Post-production
Run This Town[7] Post-production
Strange but True Chaz Post-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2011 Nikita Al Qaeda #2 1 episode
2011 Poser Bretten Thomason 6 episodes
2011 Combat Hospital Salman Zawab 1 episode
2011 The 99 Hafiz the Preserver / Dave / Saad 25 episodes
2012 Cut to the Chase Jason
2012 King Malik Atassi 1 episode
2015 Open Heart Jared Malik Recurring
2017 Saving Hope Justin Srinivasan 1 episode
2018 Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Tarek Kassar TV series

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2016 Watch Dogs 2 Various voices Video game

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Swertlow, Meg (July 15, 2017). "7 Things You Need to Know About Aladdin's Mena Massoud". E!. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 "Celebrating excellence in our schools". The Catholic Register. March 1, 2009. Archived from the original on August 31, 2017.
  3. "Live-Action Aladdin Cast Revealed at the D23 Expo". 15 July 2017.
  4. "'Aladdin': Disney Remake Finds Its Leads".
  5. "'Aladdin': Disney Announces Live-Action Cast Including Will Smith As Genie". Access Hollywood.
  6. "Mena Massoud Cast as Aladdin in Disney's Live-Action Reboot". 2017-07-15.
  7. "Damian Lewis to Play Controversial Ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in Drama".
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