Hillary B Smith originated the role of Nora Hanan in September 1992. Shereceived the Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actress in 1994 and was nominated again for the award in 2000.
Smith has also found success on the big screen in movies such as Purple Hearts, Love Potion #9, It Had to Be You and Life Breath with Luke Perry. She was also in the film Maid in Manhattan, starring Jennifer Lopez.
In June 2003, Smith and OLTL co-star Catherine Hickland debuted their live comedy show A Couple of Soap Chicks at The Brokerage in Bellmore, NY.