Christel Khalil

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Christel Khalil
Born Christel Adnana Mina Khalil
(1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 – present
Known for The Young and the Restless as Lily Winters
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, Cherokee 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.

Career[edit]

Khalil is best known for her portrayal as Lily Winters Ashby on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. In 2012, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.[4] 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 The Young and the Restless. In 2012, she was featured in musician Johnny Britt's music video for his single Beautiful Queen.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 2008, she married musician Stephen Hensley.[6]The Young and the Restless co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid while Bryton James was a groomsman.[7] Khalil gave birth to their son, Michael Caden Hensley, on April 17, 2010, during an at home water birth.[8][9] Bryton James is his godfather.[10] She and Hensley divorced in 2011.[11] In summer 2015, she stated that she had been in a relationship with bar runner Ray Wicks for four years, which Khalil ended in August 2015.[12][13][14] Khalil has stated that she has no desire to ever get married again.[15]

She is best friends with Bryton James, who portrays her character's adopted brother, Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless.[16][17] She is also friends with The Young and the Restless co-stars, Tammin Sursok(former co-star)[18] Mishael Morgan and Nadine Heimann.[19] In October 2015, she modeled for Heimann's non-profit, True Connection.[20][21]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christel Khalil Playing Lily Winters Ashby on The Young and the Restless - Soaps.com". sheknows.com. 
  2. ^ "KEFSKI - Christel Khalil from The Young and the Restless,...". kefskiphoto.com. 
  3. ^ "The Daily Multiracial". dailymultiracial.com. 
  4. ^ "Full list of Daytime Emmys Winners 2012".  Hollywoodreporter.com June 23, 2012. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Johnny Britt "Beautiful Queen" Official Music Video in HD. YouTube. 19 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Christel Khalil Hensley Expecting First Child – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebrity-babies.com. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  7. ^ "With This Ring".CBS Soaps In Depth. December 8, 2008 pgs.62-67
  8. ^ "Christel Khalil Hensley Welcomes Son Michael Caden – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  9. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. 
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  11. ^ "Out of the Fire" CBS Soaps In Depth. January 2, 2012 pgs. 60-63.
  12. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. 
  13. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. 
  14. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. 
  15. ^ Soap Opera Digest. August 24, 2015. pgs. 39-42.
  16. ^ "Instagram". Instagram. 
  17. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. .
  18. ^ "Tammin Sursok's baby shower with gal pals".  October 4, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  19. ^ "Detroitnews Interview with Nadine Heimann".  November 30, 2015. January 11, 2016.
  20. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. .
  21. ^ https://shoptrueconnection.squarespace.com/shopcollection/. Retrieved December 26, 2015.

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