Michael Caden Hensley
| Christel Khalil|
1993 – present
| Christel Adnana Mina Khalil|
November 30, 1987 (age 33) (1987-11-30) Los Angeles, California
The Young and the Restless as Lily Winters
Stephen Hensley (m. 2008–2011)
Adnan Khalil, Belita Edwards
Aysha, Alex Khalil, Adam Khalil, Chris Khalil
The Young and the Restless, Matilda, WITCH, Interview with the Assassin, Dragon Fury
Daniel Goddard, Bryton James, Greg Rikaart, Jess Walton, Elizabeth Hendrickson
Christel Khalil Wikipedia
Christel Adnana Mina Khalil (born November 30, 1987) is an American actress.
Khalil was born in Los Angeles, California, to an African American, Cherokee and European American mother and a Pakistani father. Khalil has stated she identifies as mixed race. She has three older brothers and a younger half sister, through her father.
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.
In 2008, she married musician Stephen Hensley. The Young and the Restless co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid while Bryton James was a groomsman. Khalil gave birth to their son in April 2010, during an at home water birth. Bryton James is his godfather. She and Hensley split in early 2011, divorced later that year, and share custody of their son. In 2015, Khalil stated she had been in a relationship with bar runner Ray Wicks for 4 years. Khalil ended the relationship in August 2015.
Since July 2016, she has been in a relationship with Toronto-based venture capitalist Sam Restagno.
She is best friends with Bryton James, who portrays her character's brother, Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless. She is also friends with The Young and the Restless co-stars, Tammin Sursok(former co-star) Mishael Morgan and Nadine Heimann. In October 2015, she modeled for Heimann's non-profit, True Connection.
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.