Ashley Harrison is the author of the cyber-espionage thriller The Dysconnect, winner of the 2019 Capital Crime New Voices Award. He has also written two plays for the stage: Peacock, voted Best New Play by the DFW Theatre Critics Forum, and In Time of Rose.
For over 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 recurring role on all four seasons of 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.
He holds a B.A. in Theatre from Dickinson College and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Delaware.
Harrison lives in Washington, DC with his wife and their two children.