Mena Massoud (Egyptian 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 Canadian series Open Heart, and Tarek Kassar in the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan.
Massoud in 2019
|Born||September 17, 1991|
|Residence||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Los Angeles, California
|Home town||Markham, Ontario, Canada|
Early life and educationEdit
Massoud was born in Cairo, Egypt to Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christian parents. When he was young he emigrated to Canada. He grew up in Markham, Ontario, where he attended St. Brother André Catholic High School. He is Vegan and is the founder of the plant-based food travel show "Evolving Vegan".
|2017||Ordinary Days||Ollie Santos|
|2019||Run This Town||Kamal|||
|2019||Strange but True||Chaz||Post-production|
|2011||Nikita||Al Qaeda No. 2||1 episode|
|2011||Poser||Bretten Thomason||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2011||Combat Hospital||Salman Zawab||1 episode|
|2011||The 99||Hafiz the Preserver / Dave / Saad||Main voice role|
|2012||Cut to the Chase||Jason||Recurring role, 7 episodes|
|2012||King||Malik Atassi||1 episode|
|2015||Open Heart||Jared Malik||Main role|
|2016||Watch Dogs 2||Various voices||Video game|
|2017||Saving Hope||Justin Srinivasan||1 episode|
|2018||Jack Ryan||Tarek Kassar||Recurring role (season 1)|
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- "Disney’s Vegan ‘aladdin’ Actor Mena Massoud Launches Plant-based Food Travel Show ‘evolving Vegan’"
- "Damian Lewis to Play Controversial Ex-Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in Drama".