One Life to Live's Hillary B. Smith to The Bold and the Beautiful

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Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Ty Treadway (Troy) in an episode of One Life to Live airing the week of January 2, 2012 (c)ABCIt's a sad day for soap operas, yes, with the loss of One Life to Live, but there is still much to be excited about. As one door closes, another opens and Soapdom is overjoyed to confirm that Hillary B. Smith (Nora, One Life to Live) has been cast in the role of psychiatrist, "Dr. Stacy," on The Bold and the Beautiful. Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley P. Bell announced this hot casting move today saying...

"Hillary is a formidable actress with a powerful screen presence," said Bell. "I look forward to collaborating on this new and dynamic character with her on The Bold and the Beautiful."

Smith played "Nora Hanen Buchanan" on One Life to Live from 1992 to 2012.

In addition to Smith's critically acclaimed role on One Life to Live, her television credits include Something Wilder, As the World Turns, and The Doctors, as well as guest starring roles on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Too Close for Comfort.

Among her many film credits, included are Made in Manhattan with Jennifer Lopez, and Love Potion No. Nine with Sandra Bullock. She currently stars on the popular web series: Venice: The Series as "Guya" and Fumbling for the Pieces as "Ellie."

In addition to television, film and Internet, Smith also has an extensive history in theater having recently starred in Any Given Monday. Her other theater credits include the Broadway hits A Real American Hero, The Heidi Chronicles, and the Off-Broadways smashes Song Night in the City, A World of  Black & White and Lips Together, Teeth Apart.

Smith has been nominated twice for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Lead Actress", taking home the trophy in 1994.

As of this time, there is no official first air date. We will stay on top of the story and soon as we know, you will, too!