Christel Khalil, an American actress famous as Lily Winters Ashby in The Young and the Restless
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‘The Young and the Restless’ Actress Christel Khalil Biography

Widely popular for portraying Lily Winters in The Young and the Restless, American actress Christel Khalil has a nearly 2-decade long career running. The Los Angeles-born turned professional in 1993 at the age of 5 and most prominently works in TV series- That’s So Raven, W.I.T.C.H., NCIS: Los Angeles, and 2 Broke Girls.

Khalil, a mother of one, is a divorcee; she ended a 3-year long marital relationship with then-husband Stephen Hensley. So, what’s her relationship status now? Get more on her net worth & personal life below.

What Is Nationality & Ethnicity of Christel Khalil?

Christel Adnana Khalil was born on November 30, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, the United States, and holds American nationality. She is the youngest of four children to Adnan Khalil and Belita Edwards. Khalil has 3 older brothers: Alex, Adam and Chris. Her parents are already divorced. She has a younger half-sister Aysha from her father’s side.

The Family Matters actress comes from a diverse ethnic background; her father is a Pakistani immigrant, while her mother has African-American and European ancestry.

As of November 2021, Christel Khalil is 33 years and stands 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm) tall.

Breakthrough From ‘The Young and the Restless’– What Role She Portrayed?

The introduction to acting was at the early age of 5 to the Emmy-winning actress. Khalil made her on-screen debut as a guest cast in the TV series The Sinbad Show in 1993. Then throughout the 90, she earned acting credits in Matilda (1996, film), Family Matters (1996, TV series), and George & Leo (1997, TV series).

Christel got her TV breakthrough in 2002 at 14 when she landed as teen Lily Winters Ashby in The Young and the Restless. The CBS TV soap opera is also the ladder to prominence for TV stars like Highdee Kuan, Brytni Sarpy, & many others.

From her work in The Young and the Restless, the American actress won an Emmy Award (in 2010) from 4 nominations. In nearly 2 decades in the series, Khalil, aka Lily, made appearances in 1,524 episodes as of 2021.

Actress Khalil got TV breakthrough from The Young and the Restless and also won an Emmy Award for her work
Actress Khalil got TV breakthrough from The Young and the Restless and also won an Emmy Award for her work; Source: [email protected]

Not only limited to on-screen talent, but the LA native also has profound excellence as a voice artist. From 2004 to 2006, she voiced one of the main casts, Cornelia Hale, in the animated series W.I.T.C.H.

Other on-screen works of the actress include That’s So Raven, Malcolm in the Middle, NCIS: Los Angeles, 2 Broke Girls, Interview with the Assassin (film), and We Need To Talk (film).

Christel Khalil Net Worth In 2021

Already with 19 acting credits, Khalil barely does not have any other venture besides acting, so no doubt, most of her income comes from acting. As of 2021, Christel Khalil has an estimated net worth of $1.8 million. Notably, her dedication in The Young and the Restless summed up a hefty amount of fortune.

Reportedly, a TV soap opera actor at the start makes around $500-an-episode. And it grows as much as $3,000 per episode at 5 years of experience, while the veterans with 10 years in the soap opera pull in $5,000 or more for each episode. Let’s not forget that Christel already has more than 1,500 episodes done!

Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, California, and divides her time in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Is She Leaving The Young and the Restless?

For now (as of late 2021), it’s a ‘No’! Viewers will be able to see Lily Winters in the CBS TV soap opera.

In late August 2021, there were talks about whether the Daytime Emmy Award-winner would step down as Lily until the contract negotiations went well. And by September, Josh Griffith, the head writer of the series, confirmed that she would stay.

Christel Khalil Is A Divorcee & Now Dating- Who Is Her Boyfriend?

The W.I.T.C.H. voice-actor was in a marital relationship with musician Stephen Hensley. The two wed on September 21, 2008, as her The Young and the Restless co-stars Elizabeth Hendrickson was the bridesmaid, and Bryton James served as a groomsman. At the time of marriage, Christel was 20 years old.

On April 17, 2010, the couple welcomed a son named Michael Caden Hensley. But the happy married life was limited as Christel filed for divorce on March 8, 2011, after a month of separation. As per IMDB, the divorce was finalized on September 1, 2011.

Then, the divorcee & single mother remained low-key about her dating story until the mid-2010s. Khalil confirmed that she had a 4-year long relationship with bar runner Ray Wicks before they called quits in August 2015.

Christel Khalil with her boyfriend Sam Restagno and son Michael (from ex-husband Stephen)
Christel Khalil with her boyfriend Sam Restagno and son Michael (from ex-husband Stephen); Source: [email protected]

The spree of secret relationships was not over for the American actress. During a Q & A session with Soap Opera Digest in 2018, she opened up about her new boyfriend, Sam Restagno, a Canadian businessman. Furthermore, she stated that they had been in a relationship for years.

Not to mention, Sam is on good terms with Christel’s son Michael. She & her son even relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada im 2019 before moving back to Los Angeles in 2020.

More On Khalil’s Personal Life!

The American actress is an avid traveler who barely misses posting pictures of her vacations on her Instagram (@christeladnana) with over 109K followers. She often shares snaps with her boyfriend Sam and son on the platform. Moreover, she has an impressive 86.7K followers on Twitter (@ChristelAdnana) as of 2021.

She is in love with tattoos and has 9 inkings on her body- notably the word “redemption” on her left forearm and the name of her son Michael on her right wrist.

Christel goes hiking and enjoys horseback riding, cooking & singing while she is on break from acting.

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