Mena Massoud’s biographyMena Massoud is a Canadian actor of Egyptian descent, who plays the lead role in Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin (2019).
Childhood and youthMena Massoud was born on September 17, 1991, in Cairo, the capital of Egypt. His parents are Egyptian Copts, representatives of the Christian minority in the Muslim community of the country. Mena is not the only child in the family: he has two sisters.
Acting careerA graduate of the famous theater course at the Ryerson University in Toronto, Mena Massoud received his first role in the early 2010s: the 20-year-old guy played a small role in the Nikita American TV series with Maggie Q in the lead role.
But Hollywood didn’t accept Mena right away and the young actor with a bright appearance began to storm the Canadian scene. Efforts and trips to numerous castings were not in vain: soon Massoud was given a running role in the Poser Canadian teenage series and several short films. Mena also voiced several roles in The 99 animated series along with American wrestler Matt Hardy and baseball player Andrew Barbosa.
2018 became defining for Massoud. Though not as the lead he got into Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Hollywood project - another attempt to screen the series of Tom Clancy's novels about CIA analyst Jack Ryan. Almost 35 years have passed since the first appearance on the screen of the character invented by Clancy. Four actors have played the restless CIA analyst during the period: Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin , Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.