Ashley Harrison is the author of the contemporary tech-noir thriller The Dysconnect, winner of London's 2019 Capital Crime New Voices Award. He is also the author of Exposure (written as Harrison Dane), a Cold War thriller inspired by real events. He has written two plays for the stage: Peacock, voted Best New Play by the DFW Theatre Critics Forum, and In Time of Rose, adapted from William Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy.
For twenty years, Harrison worked as a stage and television actor. Credited as Ashley Smith, television appearances included co-starring roles on Mindhunter (Netflix), VEEP (HBO), The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), and a four-year run on TURN: Washington's Spies (AMC). Stage credits included principal roles for Tony Award-winning theatre companies such as The Shakespeare Theatre Company and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Harrison holds a B.A. in Theatre from Dickinson College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Delaware.
He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and their two children.