How tall is Mena Massoud? Who is he dating? Does he dress well? Read on for the answers to all your questions about Mena Massoud…
Mena Massoud is a Canadian actor on the cusp of worldwide fame. He's starring in the titular role of Disney's live-action remake of the classic Aladdin.
He's about to be everywhere. While he certainly has the looks to play a literal Disney prince, his height is actually only 5′ 8″.
Who is Mena Massoud?
He was born on September 17, 1991, in Cairo, Egypt. Massoud and his family emigrated to Canada when he was very young. He's stated that his family moved to Toronto when he was three years old.
Mena Massoud grew up in Markham, Ontario. Though Massoud attended private school at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School, he and his parents identify as Egyptian Coptic Christians. Massoud stated the family left Egypt to pursue a better life.
The actor now calls Toronto home.
Prior to landing the lead role in Aladdin, Massoud played Tarek Kassar on the Amazon series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018). Additionally, he starred as Jared Malik on the Canadian television series Open Heart (2015). He also provided voice work for the animated sci-fi series “The 99” (2011).
While he was working steadily, he was not a household name until now.
Is he Muslim?
Given his heritage and name, most people might assume Massoud is Muslim. This is incorrect.
Mena Massoud has stated several times that he and his family are Egyptian Coptic Christians.
Coptic Christians are the largest religious minority in Europe.
How tall is Mena Massoud?
According to various sources, Mena Massoud is five-foot-eight inches tall. That's about 173 centimeters. His estimated weight is 165 lbs or 75 kg.
Lucky for him, they didn't have to resort to Hollywood tricks to make him taller in Aladdin. His costar, Naomi Scott, who plays the role of Princess Jasmine, is petite herself. Naomi Scott is 5′ 6″ or 168 centimeters.
How did he land the role of Aladdin?
We know from reports like these that it took months to find the leads for Disney's Aladdin remake. There were rumors that a big name like Dev Patel or Riz Ahmed would get the part. Eventually, it was won by Mena Massoud, a relative unknown.
Massoud must have impressed the hell out of the casting directors, because he was chosen out of a group of over 2,000 actors, across multiple countries.
He's said the hardest thing about learning he landed the part was not being able to tell anyone for five days until the official announcement was made.
Disney's Aladdin is slated for release on May 24, 2019, in the US.
What will Massoud do after Aladdin?
Riding on the enormous exposure he received for being cast as a Disney prince, Massoud has several projects underway.
He's working on a television series called Reprisal. In the series, a woman sets out for revenge against a gang that threatened her life. His costars include Abigail Spencer and David Dastmalchian.
Additionally, he'll be starring in the film Strange But True, to be released this spring. With Blythe Danner and Greg Kinnear costarring, it's sure to be an interesting project.
Who is Mena dating?
At the time of this writing, Mena Massoud does not have a girlfriend or wife.
There is some speculation he may be dating someone, and that the couple has chosen to remain out of the public eye. Obviously, we're unable to confirm or deny that rumor.
However, he's stated that he's focusing on his career at the moment.
How to Dress like Mena Massoud
We're stoked for the press tour for this film because Massoud is such a snappy dresser. He's never boring on the red carpet or on the street.
Fortunately, he (or his team) has been great about updating Twitter with all his stylish looks.
Red Carpet Style
For his red carpet appearances, Massoud prefers ultra high-end labels like Givenchy (below) and Valentino.
Recently, his ensembles have featured elements that nod to the Arabian aesthetic of Aladdin.
This includes metallic embellishment (like on that Givenchy suit), loose fits, and the way he wears his shirts buttoned up with no tie, which looks like the traditional dress tunic in certain Middle Eastern cultures.
Another way he did this was with his Valentino look at the Berlin premiere (see below).
There, he left his button-down shirt completely untucked.
Overall, many of Massoud's red carpet looks involve the following:
- Interesting embellishments and embroidery
- Monochromatic color schemes
- Shirts buttoned up to the top without a tie
- A nod to the glamorous, Arabian aesthetic of Aladdin
Above, Massoud is wearing Ermenigildo Zegna, a favorite designer of fellow modest man, Tom Cruise.
Similar to his red carpet style, Massoud's casual style involves bold prints, shirts buttoned all the way up, and metallic elements.
Since these are easy to identify in both his formal and casual looks, it's clear he has a signature style.
- Loud jackets
- Bold Printed Shirts (buttoned to the top)
- Metallic elements
- Bomber Jackets
- Black tees
- Loafers with interesting socks
According to our sources, Mena Massoud has been styled primarily by LA-based stylist Ashley Weston during this press tour. She's certainly earning her paycheck.
What do you think of Mean Massoud's bold style? Let us know in the comments.