Mena Massoud is a Coptic Egyptian-Canadian actor. He was born to Coptic parents in Egypt and raised in Canada. In July 2017, he was cast to play Aladdin in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin. 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.
Mena grew up in Markham, Ontario and attended St. George and St. Rueiss Coptic Orthodox Church in Toronto. He studied at St. Brother Andre CHS and Theatre and Acting at Ryerson University.