Emmy winning actress Hillary B. Smith began her acting career off-Broadway while still at Sarah Lawrence College. She appeared in productions of Song Night in the City, World of Black and White, Lips Together Teeth Apart, and Any Given Monday. She also performed on Broadway in productions of A Real American Hero and Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles.
Smith has appeared on numerous television shows including Nurse, No Soap Radio, Too Close For Comfort, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Something Wilder opposite Gene Wilder. She has also been a long-time presence on daytime television, starring on The Doctors, then As the World Turns for six years, during which she earned three Soap Opera Digest Awards. In 1992, she originated the role of Nora Buchanan on One Life to Live, a role she has played ever since. She won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1994 and was nominated again in 2000, in addition to receiving two more Soap Opera Digest nominations.
Smith’s film credits include Purple Hearts, Love Potion #9, It Had To Be You, Palindromes, and Maid in Manhattan.
She currently stars on two web soaps, Fumbling Thru The Pieces, and the Emmy Award-winning Venice. Smith is also at home behind the camera, producing Open Book Production’s latest ventures The Grove and Beacon Hill The Series.
She is married to Phillip “Nip” Smith. They have two children, Courtney and Philip IV.