Christel Adnana Mina Khalil is an American actress who is famously known for her role as Lily Ashby in the popular Tv series The Young and Restless.

She is an excellent actress who has portrayed various characters over the span of three decades she has been in the entertainment industry.

About Parents And Family Members of Khalil

Christel was born in a family of mixed ethnicity with her father having Pakistani ancestry and mother from Native American and Afro-American ethnicity. She was born on 30th November 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her father’s name is Adnan Khalil and her mother is Belita Edwards.

Her full birth name is Christel Adnana Mina Khalil and she is the youngest child of her parents and has three older brothers named Alex Khalil, Chris Khalil, and Adam Khalil. She also has a half younger sister Aysha. She was always a prominent actress since childhood, as she was very keen to learn to act and be an actor. At just the mere age of 5, she was already acting as a child actress.


Khalil made her debut by acting as a child actress in the year 1993 when she was just five years old. She made a cameo appearance in an episode of the popular tv sitcom The Sinbad Show. She then got to appear as a cameo in other series like Family Matters and George and Leo along with some cameo in movies like Dragon Fury.

She then worked in some movies here and there of different genres like horror, comedy, and short films. While all these movies were relatively ok, she still was waiting for that one big role that could change her career forever.

She got that role in the year 2002 when she was asked to play the character of Lily Ashby for the American Soap Opera series The Young and Restless where she first appeared in the series on 22nd February 2002. She was well recognized for her role as Lily Ashby and has got a place in Hollywood.

While simultaneously playing the character of Lily, she worked in other Movies and series mostly as a guest role in most movies. She is also featured in the music video by Johnny Britt titled Beautiful Queen.

Awards And Recognization

Khalil is an actress with a lot of talent and hard work. When she portrays the character in Movies or series one can only admire the awesomeness of the actress’s performance. She has been well recognized by the fans and the critics for the wonderful performance, she has given throughout her career.

Christel Khalil Wearing a black dress accepting the young best actress award.
Christel Khalil won the best young actress award. Source:@PInterest.

She has been awarded the young actress of the year award multiple times along with the Daytime Emmy award for her amazing performance as Lily Ashby in The Young and Restless. Also, she has won an award of Daytime Emmy award for outstanding actress in the year 2012 which made her the only minority star to have ever won that particular award.

The Relationship Status Of Lily From The Young And Restless

Christel Khalil as Lily from The Young and Restless has had a very interesting personal life. The star is formerly married to a musician named Stephen Hensley. The pair got married on the date of 21st September 2008. At their marriage, the co-star of The Young and Restless Elizabeth Hendrickson was her bridesman. They had a son together named Michael Caden Hensley who was born on 17th April 2010.

Their marriage sadly didn’t last for long when in 2011 it was announced that the couple was formally ending their relationship. On the 1st of September 2011, their divorce was formal and the custody of their son was shared between them.

Christel Khalil with her boyfriend Sam Restango.
Christel Khalil with her boyfriend Sam Restango. Source: Instagram@christeladnana.

After her divorced, she said that she was dating Ray wicks who is a bar runner but the couple called off that relationship in 2015. Likewise, currently, she has revealed that she is dating a Canadian businessman Sam Restagno since 2018. The couple is soon to be married as indicated by the picture posted by Khalil on her Instagram handle.

Social Media

Lilly Ashby of The young and restless is active on all popular social media platforms Twitter and Instagram. On her Twitter account @christeladana, she has an unverified account with a total number of followers of 87k.

Christel Khalil wearing a White Coat and White pants and doing a photoshoot.
Christel Khalil posing for a photoshoot. Source: Instagram@christeladnana.

In her Instagram account, she has a verified profile with the username @christeladnana where she has total followers of around 117k and is more active on this platform than on her Twitter. She regularly posts content about her daily life and various projects she is involved in.

Hobbies And Travelling

Khalil has been an enthusiastic person and her interest hasn’t only been limited to her acting. In an interview, she disclosed that she has always enjoyed traveling as it helps her to better understand different cultures and have a free and open mind. Along with this, she is also a food lover who likes to taste different Cuisine.

Christel Khalil enjoying crispy chips wearing a White Coat and a sunglass at a restaurant.
Christel enjoying crispy chips at a restaurant. Source: Instagram@christeladnana.

She has traveled to different parts of the world. As stated above, she vividly enjoys the experience to travel to see different cultures and interacting with them as she believes that doing that will help mentally help her to be a better and nice person. So far she has traveled to Switzerland, Portugal, Amsterdam, Japan, and other various parts of the world.

Physical Appearance

Khalil is a beautiful woman with a good height and weight. Her height currently is 5 feet 4 inches and has a body weight of around 51kg. She is a relatively brown-colored woman with a body size of 33-24-33. Her bust size is 38B.

Christel Khalil in her blue Gym costume at a gym.
Christel Khalil at a Gym during Workout. Source: Instagram@christeladnana.

She has dark brown colored hair with Light Brown eye color and she is of multiracial ethnicity so she has a mixed body structure from different races.

What Is Khalil’s Net Worth?

Khalil has earned a fortune for herself by being one of the prominent stars in Hollywood for nearly three decades now. She has always landed good roles in movies and series which has paid her enormously.

According to various sources, it is estimated that the net worth of The Young and Restless star is a whopping 17.3 million Us dollars. Her primary income source has been acting but she is also paid handsomely for brand endorsement and sponsorship.


Khalil has been extremely careful when it comes to the topic of her privacy, she has kept most of her personal life detail hidden. So that’s why no rumor regarding her has hit the front page currently.

The actress of The Young and Restless has been free from controversies so far in her career, as she has always kept her nose out of any controversial business as she likes to remain private.

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