Meet the Egyptian-Canadian star who played the exceedingly pretty lead in Disney’s Aladdin.
Mena Massoud was catapulted onto the international stage when he joined the all-star cast of the beloved children’s classic in 2019.
Who is Mena Massoud?
Mena Massoud is a Canadian actress who was born on September 17, 1991 in Cairo, Egypt.
He moved with his family to Markham, Ontario, where he grew up and attended St. Brother André Catholic High School.
Mena’s big break came when he was cast in the title role in the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin.
He previously starred in Open Heart (2015) and Saving Hope (2017).
The actor also appeared in the Amazon series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, which ran from 2018 to 2022.
On May 13, 2023, TMZ reported that Mena faced backlash after tweeting about the upcoming live-action film The Little Mermaid, slated to hit theaters on May 26, 2023.
According to the medium, the actor wrote, “Our film was unique in that the audience saw it multiple times. Only in this way did we reach the billion dollar mark with our opening.”
“My guess is that TLM won’t break the billion mark, but will undoubtedly get a sequel.”
It appears that Mena deleted his Twitter account after receiving criticism for his remark, particularly from fans of the movie star Halle Bailey.
Who is in the cast of Aladdin?
- Mena Massoud as Aladdin
- Will Smith as a genius
- Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine
- Marwan Kenzari as Jafar
- Navid Negahban as the Sultan
- Nasim Pedrad as Dalia
- Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders
- Numan Acar as Hakim
When was Aladdin released and what is it about?
Aladdin is a Guy Ritchie film produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
It is a live-action adaptation of the 1992 Disney animated film of the same name.
The theatrical release took place on May 24, 2019.
The family romance film is rated PG.
As discussed in the movie IMDb pageAladdin is a poor street urchin who spends his time stealing groceries from the marketplace in Agrabah.
His adventures begin when he meets a young girl – Princess Jasmine – who is being coerced into marriage by her crazy but estranged father.
Aladdin’s luck suddenly changes when he retrieves a magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders.
He unknowingly gets a fun-loving spirit that just wants his freedom.
But Sultan’s dark advisor Jafar has plans for Aladdin and the lamp.