On Thursday November 5th, at 7:00 PM join T2C’s Suzanna Bowling as she interviews The Lambs’ Virtual Conversation with Hillary Smith and Crystal talk about their careers on working on Daytime Dramas, aka the Soap Operas.
The event is free via Zoom. Click here to join. Meeting ID: 819 2094 6643
Hillary Smith is best known for her roles in the daytime soap operas. She made her soap debut in 1982, as Kit McCormick on The Doctors and one year later, taking over the role of Margo Hughes on As the World Turns, a role she played from 1983 to 1990. After taking maternity leave from acting after the birth in 1988 of her son, Smith returned to daytime television, originating the role of Llanview District Attorney Nora Hanen Buchanan on ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Character she has played from 1992 until the series’ cancelation in 2012. She later returned to show in the 2013 The Online Network short-lived continue. Smith won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994, for her performance in One Life to Live. From 1994 to 1995, Smith also has starred as lead in the NBC sitcom Something Wilder. Smith appeared and produced web soap-type series Venice: The Series. As producer, in 2014 she has won Daytime Emmy. In 2014, Smith was the supervising producer for the soap opera web series Beacon Hill, and was nominated for a 2015 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series.
Crystal Chappell’s first daytime appearance was as a day player on All My Children in 1989. After a brief run on Santa Barbara in 1990, Chappell was cast as Dr. Carly Manning Alamain (Katerina von Leuschner) on Days of Our Lives. She portrayed the role from June 1990 to October 1993 Crystal’s next role was as Maggie Carpenter on One Life to Live from October 1995 through September 1997. From July 2, 1999 to September 18, 2009, she played complex villainess/anti-heroine Olivia Spencer on Guiding Light. The role of Olivia was initially only intended to be a short-term role, but Chappell’s portrayal was so popular she was signed to a contract. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Daytime Drama for her work as Olivia in 2002 and was nominated again in the same category in 2005 and 2006. In 2007, she earned her first nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. Crystal returned to her role on Days of Our Lives in September 2009 and begin airing in October. In May 2011, her contract was not renewed and her character ended its run in late summer. Chappell joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful in 2012 as Danielle Spencer, who was featured in the show’s first gay storyline.
Lamb Magda Katz is the Collie (Lambs lingo for ‘producer).