Christel Khalil

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Christel Khalil
Born Christel Adnana Mina Khalil
(1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 – present
Known for The Young and the Restless as Lily Winters
Spouse(s) Stephen Hensley (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 a mother of African American, European American and Native American descent Cherokee, and a father of Pakistani descent.[1] She has three older brothers and a younger half-sister. Khalil has stated she identifies as mixed race.

Career[edit]

Khalil is best known for being the longest-running actress to portray Lily Winters Ashby on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She first played the role from August 2002 until September 2005, when she opted not to renew her contract. In September 2006 then-Executive Producer Lynn Marie Latham hired her to reprise the role. For her work as Lily, Khalil holds the distinction of being the only minority actress to ever win the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

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 The Young and the Restless.

She was featured in musician Johnny Britt's music video for his single Beautiful Queen[2]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, she married Stephen Hensley.[3]The Young and the Restless co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid while Bryton James was a groomsmen.[4] Their son, Michael Caden Hensley, was born on April 17, 2010[5] during an at-home water birth.[6] Bryton James is his godfather.[7] She and Hensley divorced in 2011.[8]

Khalil befriended bar runner Ray Wicks in 2011. The two began a relationship in July 2012. Khalil has described Wicks as the love of her life and a great father figure to her son.[9]

She is best friends with Bryton James, who portrays her character's adopted brother, Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless.[10][11]

Business ventures[edit]

As of 2014, Khalil and Wicks along with good friend Conner Mitchell have their own pop-up restaurant business, Folly and the Mistress.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Dragon Fury Little Girl
1996 Matilda Child in Classroom
1997 You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party Diana Television film
1998 Milo Young Claire Mullins
2002 Interview with the Assassin Babysitter
2002 White Like the Moon Nita Short film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Sinbad Show Crystal Guest role ("My Daughter's Keeper")
1996 Family Matters Angela Guest role ("Karate Kids")
1997 George & Leo Kid #3 Guest role ("The Halloween Show")
2002-2005
2006-
The Young and the Restless Lily Ashby Contract role: August 15, 2002-September 2, 2005, November 7, 2006-present
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2008)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012)
Nominated — NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2005-2009, 2012, 2014)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Teen
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress (2003, 2004)
2003-2004 That's So Raven Crystal Recurring role ("Smell of Victory", "The Dating Shame")
2004 W.I.T.C.H. Cornelia Hale (voice) Main Role; 52 episodes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Kristin Peterson Guest role ("Lois Strikes Back")
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Young Woman Guest role ("Patriot Acts")
2012 2 Broke Girls Flirty Girl 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://soaps.sheknows.com/youngandrestless/actor/432/Christel_Khalil/
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jpfsZ2_hMg. youtube.com
  3. ^ "Christel Khalil Hensley Expecting First Child – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebrity-babies.com. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  4. ^ "With This Ring".CBS Soaps In Depth. December 8, 2008 pgs.62-67
  5. ^ "Christel Khalil Hensley Welcomes Son Michael Caden – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Oh, Baby" CBS Soaps In Depth. August 10, 2010 pgs 62-65
  7. ^ http://instagram.com/p/n3kPolAmVp/?modal=true. instagram.com
  8. ^ "Out of the Fire" CBS Soaps In Depth. January 2, 2012 pgs. 60-63.
  9. ^ http://instagram.com/p/pRT7WJAYg2/?modal=true. instagram.com
  10. ^ https://instagram.com/christeladnana/p/vKeINqAYsx/. instagram.com.
  11. ^ https://instagram.com/brytonejames/p/wCIjG-gmdY/. instagram.com
  12. ^ http://follyandthemistress.com/us/. follyandthemistress.com

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