Mena Massoud

Last updated on 19 September 2017

Mena Massoud (Egyptian Arabic: مينا مسعود) is a Canadian actor. He was born in Egypt to a Coptic Christian family and raised in Canada.[3] In July 2017, he was cast to play Aladdin in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin.[4][5][6][7][8] He has also worked in television, playing Jared Malik in the 2015 series Open Heart and will play Tarek Kassar in the upcoming series Jack Ryan.

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Personal life

Mena grew up in Markham, Ontario and attended St. George and St. Rueiss Coptic Orthodox Church[9] in Toronto. One of his first roles was as Peter Pan in an elementary school production of Peter Pan at St. Patrick's Catholic Elementary School. He studied Theatre and Acting at Ryerson University.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 What Happens Next Jad Short film
2014 Americanistan Mohammed Ali Short film
2015 Let's Rap John
2017 Ordinary Days Ollie Santos
Masters in Crime Majid Short film
Final Exam Zaid Short film
2018 Strange But True Chaz Post-production
2019 Aladdin Aladdin Filming[10]


Year Title Role Notes
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
2017 Jack Ryan Tarek Kassar TV series

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Watch Dogs 2 Various voices Video game


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