Mena Massoud - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 12, 2022

Mena Massoud
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Aladdin (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $500K

Personal Details

Born on : September 17, 1991 (age 32)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Mena Massoud
Birth Place: Cairo, Egypt
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Mansour Massoud
Mother's Name: Gorgit Massoud
Siblings: 2

Margo (older sister)
Marian (older sister)

High School: St. Brother André Catholic High School
University: Ryerson University
Ethnicity: Egyptian
Nationality: Canadian, Egyptian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Emily Shah

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 9 (UK)
Bicep Size: 14.5 inch
Chest Size: 40 inch
Waist Size: 3 inch

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Who is Mena Massoud?

Mena Massoud is an actor by profession and Canadian by nationality. He is best known for his work in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, the 2015 Canadian series Open Heart, and the Amazon Prime series Jack Ryan.

Mena Massoud – Age, Parents, Siblings

Mena Massoud’s birth took place on September 17, 1991, in Cairo, Egypt. He was born to Coptic Christian parents and immigrated to Canada when he was three years old. His mother is named Gorgit Massoud and his father is named Mansour Massoud. He is not the only child of his parents and has two older siblings- sisters Margo and Marian.

However, information on his mother, father, siblings, and childhood is still scarce.

Source: Instagram (young Mena Massoud with his father)

Education, Ethnicity

He was raised in Markham, Ontario where he attended St. Brother André Catholic High School from where he also graduated. He went on to attend Ryerson University's notable theatre program. 

His ethnicity is Egyptian.

Mena Massoud – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Due to his recent rise to fame and more due to his love for privacy, he has not revealed if he has a girlfriend and is in a relationship. Also, nothing is known about his ex-girlfriends. He is currently unmarried and sans wife, and children. As he has never married, divorce is out of context.

In 2021, Mena Massoud was rumored to be dating actress Emily Shah, the daughter of Bollywood producer Prashant Shah. Mena and Emily are the founders and business partners of the gin brand- Dharma Gin.

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Source: Instagram (Mena Massoud, Emily Shah)

Mena Massoud – Career

Before fame

Massoud began his career in 2011 and his debut was with the TV series Nikita. The same year he guest-starred in Combat Hospital, had a main voice role in The 99, and had a recurring role in Poser. In 2012, he had roles in the TV series Cut to the Chase and King.

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Breakthrough role

Finally, in 2015, Mena Massoud landed his breakthrough role as Jared Malik in the series Open Heart. This was followed by roles in Saving Hope (2017) and Jack Ryan (2018).

In films,  Massoud has portrayed roles in Ordinary Days (2017), Run This Town (2019), 2019’s Aladdin as Aladdin, and Strange but True (2019). He also lent his voice to the 2016 video game Watch Dogs 2.


On the set of Aladdin, Mena Massoud has co-starred alongside Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, and Naomi Scott.

Source: refinery29 (Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott in Aladdin)

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Mena Massoud – Net Worth, Salary

Massoud’s net worth is estimated to be around $500k while the figure on his annual salary has not been estimated and is thus unknown. 

Mena Massoud – Social Media

On Social media, he is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and has founded a community called Evolving vegan.

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