Christel Khalil

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Christel Khalil
Born Christel Adnana Mina Khalil
(1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 – present
Known for Lily Winters on The Young and the Restless
Spouse(s) Stephen Hensley (2008–2011)
Children 1

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

Early life[edit]

Khalil was born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Belita Edwards, is of African American, European American and Native American descent Cherokee, and her father is of Pakistani descent. Her maternal grandmother, Alberta Edwards, is of African American and Native American descent. Her maternal grandfather is Caucasian. Khalil has stated she identifies as mixed race. Khalil has three older brothers: Alex, Adam, and Chris and a younger half-sister, Aysha.

Career[edit]

Khalil is best known for her role as Lily Winters Ashby on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She first played the role from August 15, 2002 until September 2, 2005. Soon after she left the soap, Khalil was replaced by Davetta Sherwood. Sherwood was let go seven months later by Lynn Marie Latham in favor of Khalil, who officially returned to the show on November 7, 2006.

Khalil had small roles in movies such as Dragon Fury, Matilda, Interview With the Assassin and White Like the Moon. She also 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 numerous theater productions before landing her role on the The Young and the Restless.

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, Khalil married Stephen Hensley.[1] The Young and the Restless co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid while Bryton James was a groomsmen. Their son, Michael Caden Hensley, was born on April 17, 2010.[2] Bryton James is his godfather. Khalil and Hensley separated in February 2011 with Khalil filing for divorce in April. On Valentine's Day 2012, Khalil confirmed on the CBS show The Talk that she was no longer married.

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
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Sinbad Show Crystal Episode: "My Daughter's Keeper"
1996 Family Matters Angela Episode: "Karate Kids"
1997 George & Leo Kid #3 Episode: "The Halloween Show"
2002-2005
2006-
The Young and the Restless Lily Ashby Contract role
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)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ 08:00 AM ET (2011-06-15). "Christel Khalil Hensley Expecting First Child – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebrity-babies.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ 08:00 AM ET (2009-12-27). "Christel Khalil Hensley Welcomes Son Michael Caden – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 

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