Mena Massoud (Arabic: ﻣﻴﻨﺎ ﻣﺴﻌﻮﺩ) was born on September 17, 1991, in Cairo, Egypt. He is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing the titular character in live action remake of Disney's 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.

Mena Massoud

Mena Massoud
Mena Massoud

Birth Name Mena Massoud (Arabic: ﻣﻴﻨﺎ ﻣﺴﻌﻮﺩ)
Birth Date / Age September 17, 1991 (age 28)
Birth Place Cairo, Egypt
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Los Angeles, California
Hone town Markham, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Gender Male
Other Names
  • Mena Masoud
Spouse(s) not married
  • 0
Relationship Status Unknown
Relationship Type Heterosexual
  • Actor
Years Active 2011 – present
Associated acts
  • Naomi Scott
  • Will Smith
Net Worth $2 million
  • n/a
  • Margaret (Sister)
Body & Measurements
Body Type Athletic
Skin complexion Medium Skin
Body Measurements 40-31-35 inches
Height 5 ft 8 inches
Weight 75 Kg (165 lbs)
Body Art none
Hair Black hair
Eye Color Dark Brown
Religion Christian
  • English
  • St. Brother André Catholic High School
Alma mater
  • University of Toronto
  • Ryerson University
  • Bachelor's Degree in Theater and Acting
Mobile Phone No
Mobile Phone No: n/a
Social Media Handles
Social Fb; OfficialMenaMassoud
Twt; MenaMassoud
IG; menamassoud

Early life

Massoud was born in Cairo, Egypt to Egyptian Coptic Christian parents. When he was young he immigrated to Canada. He grew up in Markham, Ontario, where he attended St. Brother André Catholic High School.


Massoud started out at the University of Toronto before transferring to an arts program at Ryerson University. He graduated from Ryerson University and has a Bachelor Degree in Theater and Acting.

Besides acting, Mena is passionate about staying active and healthy. He is also an avid follower of sports. More particularly, basketball has always been an essential part of his life, and during his high school years, he was a member of the Ontario Basketball Association.


Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott at the premier of Disney's Aladdin 2019
Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott at the premier of Disney's Aladdin 2019

Mena onscreen debut came in 2011 on The CW series, Nikita, as a member of Al-Qaeda. The series aired from 2010 to 2013. He has also appeared on Poser, Combat Hospital, The 99 and What Happens Next. And in 2012, he appeared in Cut to the Chase and King. He has since made appearances in Saving Hope and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott at the premier of Aladdin
Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott at the premier of Aladdin

Mena got his first big break starring in ABC Spark and Teen Nick's mystery-drama television series "Open Heart" as "Jared Malik." Since then, Mena has appeared in several major film and television productions including "Combat Hospital," "King" on Showcase, "Masters in Crime," "Ordinary Days," and "Saving Hope" on CTV. He finally got his big breakthrough when it was announced that he was cast as the lead actor for Disney's upcoming remake of the classic Aladdin.



  • Let's Rap (2015)
  • Ordinary Days (2017)
  • Run This Town (2019)
  • Aladdin (2019)
  • Strange but True (2019)


  • Nikita (2011)
  • Poser (2011)
  • Combat Hospital (2011)
  • The 99 (2011)
  • Cut to the Chase (2012)
  • King (2012)
  • Open Heart (2015)
  • Watch Dogs 2 (2016)
  • Saving Hope (2017)
  • Jack Ryan (2018)