Full detailed profile on Lily Winters Ashby Played by Christel Khalil on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
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Lily Winters Ashby
Actor: Christel Khalil
Who played Lily Winters Ashby over the years
Christel Khalil (Aug. 2002 - Sept. 2005)(Nov. 2006 - present)
Useful information on Lily Winters Ashby
* Resides with husband Cane.
Current: Manager of Genoa City Athletic Club
Past: Ran youth dance program at community center
Past: Head of Jabot Face of Fashion marketing team
Past: Head of the Jabot Cosmetics marketing team
Past: Freelance photographer
Past: Model for Restless Style
Past: Student at Genoa City University
Past: Fresh Face of Jabot model
Past: Part time salesperson at the Jabot Boutique
While spending most of her childhood in Paris, Lily returned to Genoa City in 1996 with her mother Drucilla who had a successful career as a model. Shortly after, her parents reconciled, but it was short lived. Lily and her mother then returned back to Paris until 2002.
Arriving home, now a teenager, Lily watched as her father Neil battled alcoholism. In an attempt to help in Neil's recovery, Lily and Dru moved back in and in time became a family again. At first, Lily detested her mother for taking her away from the excitement of Paris, but soon found a new friend in Colleen Carlton and Sierra Hoffman.
After meeting Kevin Fisher on the internet, Lily found herself in a predicament when her much older boyfriend wanted more from her than she was ready for. However, Lily gave into Kevin and the two had sex. It wasn't long before Lily realized that Kevin wasn't who she thought he was. After Lily broke up with him, Kevin went crazy on her friends and the people who loved her and also left Lily with a sexually transmitted disease.
Lily had a hard time trusting boys after that. While volunteering at the Rec Center, a boy named Alex drugged her orange juice and tried to rape her in the elevator! To everyone's surprise, Kevin Fisher saved her and regained some respect within the community. It would come out later that Kevin and Lily's current husband Daniel actually set the whole thing up to make Kevin look like a hero! In time, Lily forgave Daniel.
During her time at the Rec Center, Lily met Devon Hamilton, a boy who had grown up in the foster system, but found that he resented people of her stature. After finding out that Devon was losing yet another foster parent, Lily convinced her mother to allow him the stay with them. Although Devon gave the Winters a hard time at first, with Lily's help, he was able to turn his life around and is now part of their family.
When Lily's Uncle Malcolm returned to GC after everyone thought he was dead, they became really close. Malcolm took on a new job as Jabot's photographer and made Lily the lead model for the teen line. Lily soon fell for Daniel Romalotti and the two became madly in love! However, with young love came heartache.
As their relationship hit the rocks, Daniel got drunk at a party and passed out. Without his knowing, Cassie Newman, an underage driver, drove his car home and got in an accident that ultimately caused her death. On the run from the law, Lily traveled across the country with Daniel. In the end, they were caught and Lily was slapped with probation and forced to move to New Hampshire to attend boarding school. Although it was only through the internet, Lily and Daniel's relationship remained intact.
When Lily came home for a visit on Devon's birthday, she and Daniel acted as though they were broken up. After her parents found out, Lily was at risk of them telling the police to teach her a lesson, so she and Daniel ran off to Vegas and eloped! Upon their return, the young couple moved into the Abbott guesthouse and got jobs to make a go of it.
Lily's life really changed after she overheard her and Daniel's mother arguing about Dru keeping the secret that Lily was really Malcolm's biological daughter! Totally distraught, Lily and Dru's relationship was damaged for a very long time. When Neil found out, the Winters family almost fell apart after he turned to Carmen Mesta for comfort.
After battling to prove Devon and Dru's innocence in Carmen's murder, Lily's parents reconciled and she and Daniel became stronger than ever. But Lily's happiness was not to last. She and Daniel broke up after he succumbed to the temptation of Internet porn, and they ultimately divorced. Lily also suffered through the loss of her mother when Dru was presumed dead after going over a cliff.
Lily bounced back, and fell in love again and became engaged to Cane Ashby. She won the Fresh Face of Jabot contest and started modeling just like her mother before her. But when Cane was fingered as the father of Chloe Mitchell's unborn child, Lily broke her engagement and quit her job at Jabot, where Cane is CEO. She then dated Billy Abbott. She and Cane reconciled and finally married, but briefly separated when it came out that he isn't really a Chancellor. Lily found out she had ovarian cancer and wanted her husband. When she learned she would have to have a hysterectomy, Lily and Cane decided to take Mac up on her offer up surrogacy. Lily's eggs were harvested and Mac became pregnant. The twins were born prematurely, and the stem cells from the cord blood were used to help build up Lily's strength so she could defeat the cancer once and for all.
Lily and Cane were raising the twins at home when the specter of Cane's past with the cattle rustlers in Australia came back to haunt them as someone was watching the house, a dangerous threat to the family.
At a party Lily and Cane threw at the Athletic Club to celebrate the twins’ turning 2, a mysterious gift of an antique doll and car was left behind. They were old toys belonging to Cane and his dead sister Samantha, but no one knew how they got there. Lily told Ronan the family was being stalked. Meanwhile, Lily took over as head of the Jabot marketing team. New hire Tyler Michaelson was drawn to Lily and flirted with her often. This made Cane jealous and he fired Tyler when he could. Lily convinced Cane to give Tyler another chance but eventually agreed to cut ties with him herself for the good of her marriage. When Tyler then drunkenly kissed Lily one night, she kissed him back before pushing him away. After Lily masterminded the marketing campaign for Chelsea Lawson’s new line for Jabot fashion she was paired with Tyler again on the project. He couldn’t stop thinking about Lily and tried to quit, but she took herself off the project instead and Devon took her place.
Cane sought Lily’s approval when hiring a new assistant and she signed off on his top choice, Hilary Curtis. But Lily soon realized Hilary was after her husband and eventually convinced dubious Cane that she was right. When Lily discovered Hilary was actually the daughter of someone from her father’s past seeking revenge, she worked with Cane to set Hilary up and exposed her as the person leaking info about the family to GC Buzz.
At the same time Lily was celebrating being cancer-free for five years, she took a job as manager of the Genoa City Athletic Club – along with Cane as business manager - once Devon bought it. Her first big project was organizing the Delia Project's fundraiser, and she butted heads with Hilary on the planning. At the benefit Lily saw a strange man trying to leave with the antique doll which was up for auction and grabbed for it. The doll broke and diamonds went everywhere, and the man named Richard Womack held everyone hostage. He made Lily scoop up the diamonds, then made a deal to let the hostages go for an escape in Jack’s private jet. He let everyone go except Lily, but she fought back and the gun went off, shooting Cane. Colin held Womack while Lily and Cane escaped. Not knowing Colin played a role in the situation, Lily thanked him and told him they were even for when he kidnapped the twins. But, she warned Colin she would still never trust him.
Lily arranged for Chelsea’s new line for Jabot to premier at the athletic club, but had a serious problem with Hilary and Neil going to LA to meet with Forrester Creations for a partnership. Hilary and Lily fought throughout the planning of the event. Lily was incensed when she learned her father and Hilary were an item and suggested Devon pay off the woman with a million dollars to get rid of her. She then thought it would work better if Devon seduced Hilary to get her away from Neil, but he refused. Lily tried everything to break up Hilary and Neil but nothing worked and the pair were married. Lily did not go to the wedding and continued to browbeat Hilary, even after Neil finally yelled at her to grow up and get over it. Cane even told Lily to drop it.
After Cane and Hilary found Neil unconscious and electrocuted Lily blamed Hilary since the old house Neil was hurt in was a surprise for her. Neil woke up but was blind and was warned it could be permanent. At first Neil pushed Lily away but then let her in, and Lily eventually forgave Hilary when she saw how much Hilary cared for Neil and stood by him after the accident. She began to grow close to Hilary, even going on a spa trip with her, not knowing Hilary was cheating on Neil with Devon.
Daniel Romalotti (divorced)
Cane Ashby (husband)
Malcolm Winters (biological father)
Drucilla Winters (mother)
Neil Winters (father)
Devon Hamilton (brother by adoption)
Walter Barber (grandfather)
Lillie Belle Barber (grandmother)
Mamie Johnson (great aunt)
Olivia Winters (aunt)
Nathan Hastings Jr. (cousin)
Charlie and Matilda (with Cane Ashby)
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At the Club, Lily and Devon discuss Neil getting out on bail. Hilary is listening and snarks about Neil needing a dream team. Devon asks if she is there to gloat - why is she still so invested? Hilary hints about finances and says she wants Neil to get out of this. She goes back to eavesdropping as Devon tells Lily he knows someone who would fight for Neil.
Lauren is ready for romance in Michael's office, but Cane appears instead. He talks about the tense situation at home. Lauren asks how he coped when Lily had cancer. Cane says the only thing he could do was be supportive and loving. Michael appears. Lauren leaves him with Cane, who wants Michael to advise if he can get out of his contract at Chancellor. Michael suspects he wants to take over running the company from Jill. Cane explains he was railroaded into the number two position. Michael reminds him Jill is his sister-in-law. Cane doesn't think Jill can run Chancellor and Fenmore's. Michael suggests he ask Jill to pull back from Fenmore's. Cane says she won't because of Michael's disease. Michael is irked at his cancer being common knowledge. He refuses Cane's offer to talk, but then apologizes for snapping. Later, Lauren returns and gets frisky. Michael hollers, "Stop it!" He says he can't pretend anymore and leaves.
At the Club, Lily tells Neil they found him the perfect lawyer. Devon is there with Leslie, who says she took a leave to come when Devon called. Neil declines, but she tells him to have a seat. Devon urges him to think of Moses. Neil agrees. Cane arrives and asks Lily if he can move back into the bedroom tonight. He remembered watching her sleep when she had cancer and isn't happy unless he sees her at night and in the morning. She agrees.
In Kelly's suite, she knocks Phyllis out with the champagne bottle and then calls someone. "We have a problem." Downstairs, Lily and Cane discuss him sleeping in the guestroom and him keeping Devon's secret. Nearby, Hilary approaches Devon to ask about Neil. She says they drove him to drink and cause the accident so it's her business. Devon insists it won't affect her. He tells her she's good - he couldn't have been more convinced that she loved him. Cane stops her on her way out. He knows she's still in love with Devon. Kelly comes down the stairs and runs into Lily. She says she's going to see her lawyer. Upstairs, Phyllis groggily answers Jack's call. He asks where she is. Phyllis croaks, "Kelly." Later, Jack and Paul find her in the suite. Phyllis tells them Kelly hit her and is leaving town. Paul puts out an APB. Phyllis figures Jack's wondering if she manufactured this whole thing. He isn't, but chastises her for confronting Kelly. They wonder who paid Kelly's high bail. Downstairs, Cane doesn't believe Hilary's claim she doesn't love Devon. He wonders how long she can keep this up. Hilary says she's leaving town soon, but mentions Neil. Lily interrupts - she saw Devon leaving upset and lashes out at Hilary. Lily is angry that Cane's still buying her lies. Paul stops Lily to ask about Kelly. Lily says she left with a suitcase and said she couldn't face one more hour in a jail cell. Lily talks with Cane, who tells her he thinks Hilary trashed her relationship with Devon to give him and Neil a chance to reconcile. Lily thinks of the lengths Kelly would go to hang onto Jack. They discuss their own marriage. Lily agrees it starts with forgiveness.