What you need to know about Aladdin’s Mena Massoud

After auditioning more than 2,000 actors and actresses, the world’s luckiest ‘street rat’ has finally been found

What you need  to know about Aladdin’s Mena Massoud

HE’S ABOUT TO STAR IN THE AMAZON SERIES ‘JACK RYAN’ — Mena Massoud’s face may not look familiar to you, but it will. The young star is slated to appear as Tarek Kassar in the new series, which features John Krasinski as Tom Clancy’s famed Jack Ryan. He’s also appeared on several TV series, including ‘The 99’, ‘Poser’ and ‘Open Heart’. Last month Deadline announced that Mena Massoud had signed on to be in the film ‘Strange But True’, directed by Rowan Athale. He will join Amy Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Nick Robinson, Margaret Qualley and Connor Jessup in the movie, which, according to the outlet, follows a “young woman who suddenly finds herself pregnant five years after the death of her boyfriend. When she confronts his family with the idea that this child could be his, the truth begins to unravel”.

HE’S COMFORTABLE SHIRTLESS — Aladdin is known for wearing big pants, a tiny vest and no shirt, so it’s a good thing Massoud loves to snap a shirtless selfie.

HE’S GOT SOME CRAZY CURLS — the star’s Instagram is chock full of snaps of his unruly locks. He often tags the photos “#crazyhair”.

HE’S GOT A SISTER — the star has a sister named Margaret, whom he’s all about being siblings with.

HE EATS HEALTHY — in several of his Instagram photos, the health conscious actor has tagged the photos “#vegan” or “#meatlessmanifesto.” 



Published in Daily Times, July 18th , 2017.