Christel Khalil

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Christel Khalil
Born
Christel Adnana Mina Khalil

(1987-11-30) November 30, 1987 (age 33)
OccupationActress
Years active1993 present
Known for The Young and the Restless as Lily Winters (2002–present)
Spouse(s)Stephen Hensley (m. 2008–div. 2011)
Partner(s)Sam Restagno (2016–present)
Children1

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

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Background

Khalil was born in Los Angeles, California, to a mother of Native American, African American, and European descent and a Pakistani father. [1] [2] [3] Khalil has stated she identifies as mixed race. She has three older brothers and a younger paternal half-sister. [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

Khalil is best known for her portrayal as Lily Winters 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 after four nominations in the category. [6] In August 2018, she announced her decision to downgrade from being on contract with the show and instead continue on a recurring basis. [7] Khalil explained the decision was driven by her desire to have more freedom in both her professional and personal life. [8] She continued to make sporadic appearances on the show until being approached by current head writer and co-executive producer Josh Griffith in January 2020, to return to filming on a regular basis. [9]

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. [10] In spring 2018, Khalil co-starred in the independent thriller, Good Deed, which premiered on the Lifetime network in November 2018 under the title Sorority Stalker. [11] In spring 2019, she was cast in the independent comedy We Need To Talk by writer and director Todd Wolfe. [12]

Personal life

In September 2008, she married musician Stephen Hensley. [13] The Young and the Restless co-star Elizabeth Hendrickson served as a bridesmaid while Bryton James was a groomsman. [14] Khalil gave birth to their son on April 17, 2010, during an at home water birth. [15] [16] Bryton James is his godfather [17] and actress Fadhia Marcelin is his godmother. [18] She and Hensley split in early 2011 and divorced later that year. [19] In 2015, Khalil stated she had been in a relationship with bar runner Ray Wicks for 4 years. [20] Khalil ended the relationship in August 2015. [21] [22] [23] In the summer of 2018, Khalil stated that she has been in a relationship with Canadian businessman Sam Restagno for years. [24] In 2019, Khalil and her son relocated to Toronto, Ontario. [25] [26] In July 2020, Khalil moved back to Los Angeles. [27]

She is best friends with Bryton James, who portrays her character's brother, Devon Hamilton on The Young and the Restless. [28] [29] She is also friends with several former and current The Young and the Restless co-stars, including Mishael Morgan and Nadine Heimann. [30] In October 2015, she modeled for Heimann's non-profit, True Connection. [31] [32]

In June 2015, after the United States Supreme Court's decision on Obergefell v. Hodges , she voiced her support for same-sex marriage. [33] 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. [34]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993 The Sinbad Show CrystalTelevision series; Guest role ("My Daughter's Keeper")
1995Dragon FuryLittle GirlFilm
1996 Matilda Child in ClassroomFilm
1996 Family Matters AngelaTelevision series; Guest role ("Karate Kids")
1997You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas PartyDianaTelevision film
1997George & LeoKid #3Television series; Guest role ("The Halloween Show")
1998MiloYoung Claire MullinsFilm
2002 Interview with the Assassin BabysitterFilm
2002White Like the MoonNitaShort film
2003–2004 That's So Raven CrystalTelevision 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 PetersonTelevision series; Guest role ("Lois Strikes Back")
2002–2005
2006–
The Young and the Restless Lily Winters Contract role: August 15, 2002 – September 2, 2005, November 7, 2006 – present
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Young WomanTelevision series; Guest role ("Patriot Acts")
2012 2 Broke Girls Flirty GirlTelevision series; Guest role ("And the Candy Manwich")
2017Chronologia HumanChristelFilm
2017BedlamBreanna WilkinsonShort Film
2018Good Deed/Sorority StalkerLaurenFilm
2020We Need To TalkAly FultonFilm

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations for Christel Khalil
YearAwardCategoryWorkResultRef.
2003
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress The Young and the Restless Nominated
[35]
2004Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress The Young and the RestlessNominated
[36]
2004 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the RestlessNominated
[37]
2005 Soap Opera Digest Award Favorite Teen The Young and the RestlessNominated
2005 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the RestlessNominated
2006Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
[38]
2006NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
2007
NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
2008
NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
2009
NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
2010
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
[39]
2012
Daytime Emmy AwardOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessWon
[40]
2012
NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
2014
NAACP Image AwardOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the RestlessNominated
2016
Soap Awards FranceBest Couple of the Year — "Lily and Cane" (shared with Daniel Goddard) The Young and the RestlessNominated
[41]
2020
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The Young and the RestlessNominated
[42]

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