Character on 'One Life to Live':
Date of First Appearance on OLTL:
Date of Birth and Location:
May 25, 1957
Hillary Converse Bailey Smith
Married to Philip ‘Nip’ Smith
Interesting Facts About Hillary B. Smith:Hillary studied Genetics and Theatre at Pine Manor College and Sarah Lawrence College.
She was raised in Palm Beach, Florida.
She performed in several off Broadway and Broadway productions.
She is married with two children.
Awards and Nominations::
1994 – Daytime Emmy Winner for One Life to Live – District Attorney Nora Hanen-Gannon-Buchanan for the storyline in which her character defended a rape co-ed victim.
1986, 1988, 1989, 1994, 2000, 2001 – Nominated for Soap Opera Digest Awards for As the World Turns and One Life to Live.
Filmography- TV/Video/Films:The Young and the Restless – Herself, 1989
Family Feud Challenge – Herself, 1 episode, 1989
The $20,000 Pyramid – Herself, 10 episodes, 1991
The View - Herself, 2003)
Soap Talk – Herself, 2003-2006
Stanley’s Dinosaur Round Up – Paleontologist, 2006
Acting Sheriff – Assistant D.A. Donna, 1991
Driving Miss Daisy – Florine Wortham, 1992
Love Potion No. 9 – Sally, 1992
One Life to Live – Nora Hanen, 1992 – (Present)
Something Wilder – Annie Bergman (with Gene Wilder, 1994-1995 TV series, cancelled)
TV Commercial for Caltrate, 2005
Filmography - Sitcoms/Films, cont.:Best Friends – Herself, 1981
Nurse – Tina, 1 episode, 1981
No Soap Radio – Karen, 1982
The Doctors – Kit McCormick, R.N., 1982
Baby Makes Five – Susan, 1983
Too Close for Comfort – Dottie Stewart, 1983
Law And Order: Special Victim’s Unit – Mrs. Stanton, 2005
Lifebreath – Edie Weinreb, 1997
It Had To Be You – Jewelry Saleswoman, 2000
Maid In Manhattan – Mrs. Lefferts, 2002
Palindromes – Robin Wallace, 2004
Profile and Biography of Hillary B. Smith:
Ms. Smith was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Palm Beach, Florida. While attending Sarah Lawrence College, she went on to appear in many Broadway productions including The Heidi Chronicles. She began her career in television as Nurse Kit McCormick on The Doctors in 1982. One year later, she took over the role of Margo Montgomery Hughes on As the World Turns from 1983-1990.
Hillary is married to Philip Smith and they have two children together, Philip Webster Smith IV and Courtney. After Philip’s birth in 1988, she returned to daytime on One Life to Live in 1992, originating the role of tough-as-nails District Attorney Nora Hanen. Her character presently remains on the soap canvas.
While working on One Life to Live, Hilary worked simultaneously on the sitcom, Something Wilder as Annie Bergman alongside Gene Wilder. However, the series was cancelled in 1995 after one season.