Haruka Ayase (綾瀬 はるか Ayase Haruka?), born in Hiroshima Prefecture, on March 24, 1985, is a Japanese actress and is also a model.
In 1999, she successfully passed a Horipro audition. She first achieved widespread recognition for her starring roles in the short film Justice; in 2004 she rose to stardom as Aki in the TV series Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World.
On March 24, 2006 she released her first single, titled "Period" (ピリオド Periodo?), the lyrics of which were written by Kaori Mochida from Every Little Thing and Takeshi Kobayashi. Kobayashi, the producer of the single, also composed and arranged the music.
She has also released two photo books: Birth in 2001 and Heroine in 2004.