Christel Khalil joined the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in July, 2002 as Lily Winters, the daughter of Drucilla and Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John). She left “Y&R” in September, 2005, returning to the series in November, 2006. Lily married the love of her life, Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard) on May 15, 2009, survived a battle with ovarian cancer and gave birth a year later to twins through a surrogate.
Khalil’s feature film credits include a starring role in “White Like the Moon,” as well as supporting roles in “Interview with the Assassin,” “Milo the Kid,” “Matilda,” and “Dragonfury.” She provided the voice of Cornelia Hale in the animated television series “W.I.T.C.H.” Khalil has guest-starred on “NCIS,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” and “That’s So Raven.”
Khalil won her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2012. She was also nominated in 2004, 2006, and 2010. In 2008, Khalil received her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama, an award for which she was also nominated in the same category in 2005, 2006, 200, 2009 and 2014. In 2003 and 2004, Khalil was nominated for a Young Artists Award, which recognizes Hollywood’s teen and child stars, for “Best Performance in a TV Series.”
Khalil lives in Los Angeles, California. She has a three-year-old son, Michael. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, singing and horseback riding.