Trent Ashley Dawson (born February 4, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an Americanactor, best known for his role as Henry Coleman on the daytime soap operaAs the World Turns. He was hired to play Henry for just a few days in 1999. Positive fan reaction to his character extended this first to several months, and finally an indefinite stay on the venerable soap. In 2005, the show finally signed him to a contract.
After "As the World Turns" ended in 2010, Dawson went on to guest star in a variety of popular television shows including, The Good Wife, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Homeland. Dawson also has enjoyed a prolific stage career both on and off-Broadway where he has played a wide range of characters.