Christel Khalil (Lily Winters Ashby on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Lily Winters Ashby

Birthday: 1987-11-30

Birthplace: Born in Los Angeles, CA USA


Christel was born in 1987 in Los Angeles, California. Her father is Pakistani, and her mother is of African American, Native American and White American ancestry.

Christel began her acting career appearing in sitcoms such as 'Sinbad' and 'Family Matters', and by landing roles in kids films like 'Dragon Fury,' 'Matilda', and 'Mary-Kate and Ashley's Christmas Party'. In 2006, she landed a long term role on TV's 'W.I.T.C.H.', before being cast as Lily Winters on The Young and the Restless.

When not working, Christel's hobbies include horseback riding and dancing!

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Lily Winters (August 15 2002 to September 2 2005, November 14 2006 - present)
W.I.T.C.H. - Cornelia Hale (2004-2006)
Matilda - Child in classroom
The Dragon Fury - Little girl (1995)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2020)
Daytime Emmy Winner, Outstanding Younger Actress (2012)
Daytime Emmy Award Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2004, 2006, 2008)
Image Awards Winner, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2008)
Image Awards Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (2005, 2006, 2007)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Favorite Teen (2005)
Young Artist Award Nomination, Best Performance in a TV Series (2003, 2004)


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