Lily Winters may be having quite a dilemma of late with her Aunt Mamie wanting to push Jill out at Chancellor-Winters, but The Young and the Restless actress Christel Khalil, who has played the character on and off since she was a mere 15, has plenty to celebrate.
Happy Birthday, Christel Khalil
That’s because she was born on November 30, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, which means that this talented performer turns 36 years old today (read more about her here)! Khalil’s first acting role was Crystal in the FOX sitcom The Sinbad Show.
Subsequent parts included guest roles on series such as Family Matters and George & Leo and feature films like Matilda, Dragon Fury, Milo, and Interview with the Assassin.
In 2002, Khalil joined the cast of CBS’s Y&R and first appeared as Lily on August 15, 2002 (here’s what you need to know about the character). Her initial run ended September 2, 2005, but she returned over one year later — November 7, 2006 — and remained for a further 12 years.
For her work as Lily, Khalil received several award nominations, two of which she won — the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series and the 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.
In August of 2018, Khalil decided to remove herself from her contract status and instead work on the CBS soap in a recurring capacity — as Lily went off to jail. But now Lily is not only free but has also become one of Genoa City’s major power brokers — Chief Executive Officer of Chancellor-Winters.
Aside from Y&R, Khalil has also appeared on That’s So Raven, Malcolm in the Middle, NCIS: Los Angeles, and 2 Broke Girls. She voiced the role of Cornelia Hale on the children’s animated series W.I.T.C.H. and acted in numerous films, including Chronologia Human, Sorority Stalker, and We Need to Talk.
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