Actor Mena Massoud stars in the highly anticipated family mystery series Open Heart premiering January 20, 2015 on YTV and TeenNick US

Toronto actor Mena Massoud stars in the highly anticipated family mystery series Open Heart, premiering on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 on YTV and TeenNick US.

From the producers of the award-winning television series Degrassi, Open Heart follows Dylan Blake (Karis Cameron), the rebellious daughter of a fractured family of doctors who uses her time as a hospital volunteer to secretly investigate the disappearance of her father. Directed by Stefan Brogren and Samir Rehem, Open Heart also stars The L.A. Complex’s Tori Anderson, Degrassi’s Justin Kelly and Cristine Prosperi.

img-malikMena’s character Jared Malik is the snarky and upfront head of the Youth Volunteer program. He plays by the rules and relishes in the marginal authority his position gives him, but beneath the layers of jerk, Jared has secrets of his own.

Mena’s credits include his roles in television series including Global’s Combat Hospital, Showcase’s King, The 99, and more. Upcoming, look for Mena in the short film Master of None, a comedy heist film created by some of Toronto’s most talented young and upcoming filmmakers.

Freshly graduated from Ryerson University’s theatre program, Mena was born in Egypt and raised in Markham, Ontario. He has always had a passion for health and wellness. Sports like basketball have always been an important part in his life, and during his high school years, he was a member of the Ontario Basketball Association. He has also developed a passion for recreational horseback riding and hopes to one day own his own horses.

Mena is excited for the premier of Open Heart.  He feels it’s the perfect next chapter in his emerging career.

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