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Christel Khalil

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Christel Khalil
Born Christel Adnana Mina Khalil
(1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 30)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 – present
Known for The Young and the Restless as Lily Winters (2002–present)
Spouse(s) Stephen Hensley (m. 2008–2011)
Children 1

Christel Adnana Mina Khalil (born November 30, 1987) is an American actress.

Background[edit]

Khalil was born in Los Angeles, California, to an African American, Native American and European American mother and a Pakistani father.[1][2][3] Khalil has stated she identifies as mixed race. She has three older brothers and a younger half sister, through her father.[4] In January 2017, in the wake of President Donald Trump‘s signing of Executive Order 13769, Khalil revealed that her father is an immigrant from his native country of Pakistan.[5]

Career[edit]

Khalil is best known for her portrayal as Lily Winters Ashby on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. At the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards on June 23, 2012, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. To date, she is the only minority actress in Daytime Emmy history to do so.

Khalil has had small roles in movies such as Dragon Fury, Matilda, Interview With the Assassin and White Like the Moon. She voiced Cornelia Hale in W.I.T.C.H., and also appeared on That’s So Raven and Malcolm in the Middle, among other shows. Khalil also performed in Los Angeles theater productions before landing her role on The Young and the Restless. In 2012, she was featured in musician Johnny Britt‘s music video for his single Beautiful Queen.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, she married musician Stephen Hensley.[7] The Young and the Restless co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid while Bryton James was a groomsman.[8] Khalil gave birth to their son in April 2010, during an at home water birth.[9][10] Bryton James is his godfather [11] and actress Fadhia Marcelin is his godmother.[12] She and Hensley split in early 2011, divorced later that year,[13] and share custody of their son.[14] In 2015, Khalil stated she had been in a relationship with bar runner Ray Wicks for 4 years.[15] Khalil ended the relationship in August 2015.[16][17][18]

Since July 2016, she has been in a relationship with Toronto-based venture capitalist Sam Restagno.[19]

She is best friends with Bryton James, who portrays her character’s brother, Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless.[20][21] She is also friends with several former The Young and the Restless co-stars, including: Tammin Sursok,[22] Mishael Morgan and Nadine Heimann.[23] In October 2015, she modeled for Heimann’s non-profit, True Connection.[24][25]

Khalil has said one of her favorite hobbies is traveling because she loves experiencing different cultures and travel makes her feel connected to who she is as a person.[26] In June 2015, after the United States Supreme Court‘s decision on Obergefell v. Hodges, she voiced her support for same-sex marriage.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Sinbad Show Crystal Television series; Guest role (“My Daughter’s Keeper”)
1995 Dragon Fury Little Girl Film
1996 Matilda Child in Classroom Film
1996 Family Matters Angela Television series; Guest role (“Karate Kids”)
1997 You’re Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley’s Christmas Party Diana Television film
1997 George & Leo Kid #3 Television series; Guest role (“The Halloween Show”)
1998 Milo Young Claire Mullins Film
2002 Interview with the Assassin Babysitter Film
2002 White Like the Moon Nita Short film
2003-2004 That’s So Raven Crystal Television series; Two episodes (“Smell of Victory”, “The Dating Shame”)
2004-2006 W.I.T.C.H. Cornelia Hale (voice) Television series; Main Role; 52 episodes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Kristin Peterson Television series; Guest role (“Lois Strikes Back”)
2002-2005
2006-
The Young and the Restless Lily Ashby Contract role: August 15, 2002 – September 2, 2005, November 7, 2006 – present
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Young Woman Television series; Guest role (“Patriot Acts”)
2012 2 Broke Girls Flirty Girl Television series; Guest role (“And the Candy Manwich”)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result
2003 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress The Young and the Restless Nominated
2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Teen Nominated
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated
2006 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated
2007 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated
2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Won
2009 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated
2010 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2012 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series Won
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated
2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series Nominated
Actress (18 credits)
 2017 Bedlam (TV Movie) (completed)
Breanna Wilkinson
 2002-2018 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Lily Winters Ashby / Lily Winters / Lily Winters Romalotti / …

Episode #1.11549 (2018) … Lily Winters Ashby
Episode #1.11546 (2018) … Lily Winters Ashby
Episode #1.11541 (2018) … Lily Winters Ashby
Episode #1.11528 (2018) … Lily Winters Ashby
Episode #1.11524 (2018) … Lily Winters Ashby
 2018 No Good Deed
Lauren
 2017 Chronologia Human
Christel
 2012 2 Broke Girls (TV Series)
Flirty Girl

And the Candy Manwich (2012) … Flirty Girl
 2012 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Young Woman

Patriot Acts (2012) … Young Woman
 2004-2006 W.I.T.C.H. (TV Series)
Cornelia Hale

Z Is for Zenith (2006) … Cornelia Hale (voice)
Y Is for Yield (2006) … Cornelia Hale (voice)
X Is for Xanadu (2006) … Cornelia Hale (voice)
V Is for Victory (2006) … Cornelia Hale (voice)
U Is for Undivided (2006) … Cornelia Hale (voice)
 2006 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Kristin Peterson

Lois Strikes Back (2006) … Kristin Peterson
 2003-2004 That’s So Raven (TV Series)
Crystal

The Dating Shame (2004) … Crystal
Smell of Victory (2003) … Crystal
 2002 White Like the Moon (Short)
Nita
 2002 Interview with the Assassin
Babysitter
 1998 Milo
Young Claire Mullins
 1997 George & Leo (TV Series)
Kid #3

The Halloween Show (1997) … Kid #3
 1996 Family Matters (TV Series)
Angela

Karate Kids (1996) … Angela
 1996 Matilda
Child in Classroom
 1995 Dragon Fury
Little Girl
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)

My Daughter’s Keeper (1993)

Self (12 credits)
 2012-2016 The Talk (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – 2012 Emmy Winners

CBS Daytime as #1 for 30 Years (2016) … Herself
Bradford Anderson/A.J. Hammer/Lawrence Zarian (2012) … Herself – 2012 Emmy Winners
Valentines Day (2012) … Herself
 2014 The Insider (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 19 February 2014 (2014) … Herself
 2012 The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2011 80th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (TV Special)
Herself
 2011 The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2010 The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2008 39th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2007 38th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2006 37th NAACP Image Awards (TV Special)
Herself
 2003-2005 SoapTalk (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 30 December 2005 (2005) … Herself
Episode dated 4 December 2003 (2003) … Herself
 2001 Movie Surfers (TV Series)
Christel

The Princess Diaries (2001) … Christel
Fantasia … Christel
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