|All My Children|
|Portrayed by||Carmen Thomas|
|Cause/reason||Moved to Boston to persue a career in law|
|Born||1963 (age 58–59)|
Hillary Miller (née Wilson) is a fictional character from the original daytime soap opera, All My Children. She was portrayed by Carmen Thomas from 1984 to 1988. She is the daughter of one All My Chiildren's most beloved characters, Langley Wallingford and the first love of Tad Martin.
Hillary Wilson's world was shattered by the death of her mother, Betty Wilson. On her death bed, Betty revealed to her daughter a secret that rocked her world: Hillary's father, Langley Wallingford, was alive and living in Pine Valley. Hillary was shocked when she learned that Langley was married to Phoebe English, one of the Pine Valley's richest women. Surprisingly, when Hillary stepped forward and told Langley and Phoebe who she was, she was welcomed with open arms. Hillary and Phoebe eventually became very close. Hillary enrolled at Pine Valley University and found herself the object of many men's desires. She endured flirtations from Alfred Vanderpoole, the so-called class nerd, and then caught the end of Tad "The Cad" Martin. Though there were sparks, Hillary knew she couldn't pursue Tad because he was involved with another woman, Dottie Thornton. More than that, there was no way that Phoebe would approve of her dating a reputed womanizer. When Dottie became pregnant with Tad's baby, Hillary moved on and began dating Tad's friend, Bob Georgia.
Marriage to Tad
Hillary would later learn that Bob had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Wanting his final days to be happy, Hillary married Bob in a private ceremony at the Wallingford Estate. Shortly thereafter, Dottie suffered a miscarriage and Tad no longer felt obligated to stay with her. Tad pledged his love to Hillary, but Hillary was trapped in a loveless marriage. Bob learned that his condition had gone into remission, but he didn't want Hillary to know the truth. Word eventually got out when Alfred told Tad, and Tad told Hillary. Hillary got a divorce so that she and Tad could be together. As expected, Phoebe wasn't happy with Hillary's choice in men. She arranged for Hillary to accompany Langley on an archaelogical trip to Arizona -- but told Tad that Hillary had gone to Australia. Phoebe hoped that Tad would only be able to come up with enough money for a one-way trip. On their wedding day, Tad was missing. Phoebe convinced Hillary that Tad was back to his philandering ways. A distraught Hillary ran out of the church and into the street, where she was hit by a car... a car driven by Edna Thornton, Dottie's mom. Tad eventually showed up, saying that he'd been held up at the bank. He and Hillary were married that night in a private ceremony at the Wallingford Estate. Married life proved difficult, as Hillary found herself on edge by all the woman -- among them Skye Chandler and Robin McCall -- who flocked to Tad. Hillary was furious when she learned that Tad knew about a plot Wade Mathews concocted to swindle Phoebe, she called it quits. Hillary filed for divorce.
Hillary moved on, but soon found herself fighting Skye Chandler for the affection of another man: Mitch Beck. Mitch dumped Skye and pursued Hillary/ Mitch soon moved to Boston after landing a new job. A recent law school grad, Hillary decided to follow her heart. She received and accepted a job offer from a law firm in Boston, leaving Pine Valley behind.
In October 2009, Damon Miller arrived in town as the biological father of Stuart Wells. Damon had gotten his highschool girlfriend, Bailey pregnant and his parents threw him out. Damon was put on trial for breaking into a number of houses. Though he was aquitted, it was discovered that he was the son of Hillary Wilson-Miller and her husband Paul Miller. Later, Liza Colby, Tad's girlfriend goes to see Hillary and Hillary confirms that Tad is indeed Damon's father.
- Hillary was about 20 years old when she first arrived in Pine Valley in 1984.
- It is stated in March 2010, that Paul & Hillary have been married for 19 years.