Jade Hassouné -The Brilliant Lebanese-Canadian Actor -From Heartland To Shadowhunters

Jade Hassouné Photo by David Leyes

Jade Hassouné Stars As Meliorn In the Final Season of Shadowhunters On Freeform and Netflix

We love the Prince in Heartland Jade Hassouné and his role in Shadowhunters!

Jade Hassouné is a Lebanese-Canadian actor and musician born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Jade had found his passion for acting at the young age of 10, taking classes at his local community theatre and performing on stage.

Jade would go on to attend John Abbott College in 2008 where he enrolled in the Musical Theatre program. He is also an alumnus of the CBC Actor’s Conservatory and has been trained at George Brown College’s cartooning program. His first big break came when he was cast to star alongside Emily Osment in ABC FAMILY’s original TV movie CYBERULLY. From there, he went to star as Prince Ahmed for two seasons in CBC’s hit television series HEARTLAND.

As Prince Ahmed Heartland, in Season 8 Photo by David Brown © CBC

In 2016, Jade was cast in a life-changing role as Meliorn in the award-winning American supernatural drama television series SHADOWHUNTERS (FREEFORM/NETFLIX). The show is a winner of four 2018 E! People’s Choice Awards, including The Show of 2018 and The Binge Worthy Show of 2018 and has millions of fans worldwide allowing Jade to tour the world meeting the fandom in many countries including Italy, France, Korea and the United-Kingdom.

Jade Hassouné photo by David Leyes

Other credits under Jade include award-winning web series THAT’S MY DJ (YOUTUBE), Emmy Award Winning ORPHAN BLACK (BBC/SPACE/SYFY), and the action feature BRICK MANSIONS starring alongside the late Paul Walker, among others. He is also the voice of Mason Rana in the blockbuster video game STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS (UBISOFT/NINTENDO).

In 2018, Jade was voted a top three finalist for the Canadian Screen Awards’ Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award. The voting process generated over 19 Million votes from fans all over the nation and the world, of which Jade accumulated over two million votes alone. Once again, Jade is nominated for the award at this year’s 2019 Canadian Screen Awards.

Still of movie Brick Mansions Paul Walker, Jade Hassouné © Relativity Media

Jade was also raised with a strong presence of music, his mother being a masterful piano player. Jade began piano lessons at the age of six then moved on to playing the saxophone in high-school and transitioned to the electric guitar in his teens. It wasn’t until his days at theatre school in college that he picked up the acoustic guitar. Jade is currently writing his debut EP titled LOVE LETTER TO A FANDOM under the artist name J4DE. The EP, dedicated to his passionate fandom, focuses on the experiences of touring. It calls upon the great thrill that comes with touring, as well as the loneliness that can surface being far away from friends and family, to the bittersweet feeling of meeting lovers who

you have to say goodbye to the next minute. All the songs are produced by Montreal-based producer DLN.

Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, and Jade Hassouné in Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (2016), Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, This World Inverted

Jade is very passionate about LGBTQ advocacy; being a part of it and a visible minority, his work and principles are guided by the universal philosophy of acceptance while celebrating the power of diversity.

Outside of acting and his music, Jade loves meditating, reading, drawing, bouldering, playing video games, cooking and dancing.

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Moo Shu to Go. Emeraude Toubia, Dominic Sherwood, Jade Hassouné. Photo by Sven Frenzel/Freeform © 2015 -2019 Disney Enterprises

In addition to Shadowhunters, Jade is working on his debut EP called "Love Letters to a Fandom" under the artist name J4DE. 

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