She became interested in acting at the age of 13 and started work at the age of 15 with her first assignment being for a Dr Pepper commercial. Hillary has also been featured in many other, both national and international, advertisements since including Kelloggs, IBM and AT&T. Hillary has many off screen talents including being fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and is an accomplished Jazz and Modern dancer. Hillary supports the Hands Across Communications Organisation, currently Directed by US Comedian CJ Jones. This Organisation supports deaf and hard of hearing people, especially children, across America. Hands Across Communications is mainly involved in entertaining and communication, and makes videos and TV shows for the deaf. Hillary also spends time working with, and supporting, deaf children.