Ethnicity, Career, and Dating Details of ‘Aladdin’ Actor Mena Massoud
Mena Massoud is a Canadian actor who was born in Egypt and is best known for playing Aladdin in Disney’s musical fantasy film Aladdin in 2019. He appeared opposite Will Smith in the role of Genie and Naomi Scott in the role of Sultan’s daughter Jasmine.
Born in Egypt, Massoud grew up in Canada
Massoud was born in Cairo, Egypt, on September 17, 1991, to Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Christian parents.
In addition, the actor has two older sisters.
He and his family moved to Toronto, Canada, when he was three and a half years old, where he spent the rest of his childhood.
In a May 2019 interview with NPR’s Susan Davis, Massoud indicated that he was still deeply connected to his Egyptian culture and origins.
He went on to say that his parents’ decision to leave from Egypt to Canada was based on their belief that things were becoming hazardous and that they wanted to provide a better life for their family.
The Run This Town actor attended St. Brother André Catholic High School while growing up in Markham, Ontario.
Massoud received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theater and Acting from Ryerson University.
He’s Supposedly Single
The Aladdin star is rumored to be single right now. So far, he hasn’t hinted at having a girlfriend or wife, either in interviews or on his social media sites.
He did, however, apparently date Carly Sellen before July 2017.
Massoud was also supposed to be gay on the internet, however the rumors are completely false.
In the early 2010s, he began his career.
Massoud made his television debut in 2011 as a member of Al-Qaeda on The CW’s Nikita.
He also appeared in a few other television programs during the same year, including Combat Hospital, Poser, and The 99. He played Hafiz the Preserver in the television series The 99, in which he appeared in 25 episodes.
He was then cast in major productions alongside well-known performers. In the 2015 television series Open Heart, he appeared alongside Tori Anderson and Karis Cameron.
In 2018, he co-starred in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski and Wendell Pierce.
In 2017, he got his big break when he was cast as the lead in Disney’s Aladdin, with Will Smith. The film was released in May 2019 as a live-action adaptation of the animated film of the same name.
For his performance, Massoud was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and two National Film & TV Award nominations.
Following the success of the film, he was cast as Ethan Hart in the Hulu original series Reprisal in 2019. He also starred as Chaz in the thriller Strange but True and Kamal in the drama Run This Town in the same year.
As of this writing, Massoud is involved in three projects that have yet to see the light of day. Netflix’s feature film The Royal Treatment, In Broad Daylight, and Lamya’s Poem are the three projects.