Hillary B. Smith
Hillary B. Smith originated the role of Nora Hanen in September 1992. She received the Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actress in 1994. The youngest of four girls, Hillary was raised in Palm Beach, FL. She returned to Massachusetts at 14 to attend boarding school. She began working with a geneticist at the New England Medical Center, creating an interest in the field. She attended Sarah Lawrence College because it had a Masters program in genetics as well as theater. It wasn't long before she turned her attention from gene screening to screen-testing. While still a senior in college, Smith performed off-Broadway in Song Night in the City. In addition to OLTL, Hillary has appeared as Kit McCormick on The Doctors, and on As the World Turns, where she played Margo Hughes for six-and-a-half years. She left As the World Turns in 1989, after the birth of her second child. Hillary and her husband, Phillip "Nip" Smith have two children.