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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 November 1987Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameChristel Adnana Khalil
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christel Khalil was born on November 30, 1987 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Christel Adnana Khalil. She is an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), W.I.T.C.H. (2004) and Matilda (1996). She was previously married to Stephen Hensley.

Spouse (1)

Stephen Hensley (21 September 2008 - 1 September 2011) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (17)

Still maintains a friendship with former The Young and the Restless (1973) co-stars Lyndsy Fonseca and Tammin Sursok. Both of whom portrayed Colleen Carlton, her character's best friend.
Studies with Amy Lyndon.
Gave birth, at the age of 22, to Michael Caden Hensley on April 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm PST. He weighed in at 6 lbs 6 oz. His father is ex-husband Stephen Hensley. His godfather is Bryton James. She endured 3 days of labor for the at home water birth.
Has three older brothers: Alex, Adam and Chris and a younger half sister, Aysha.
Mother, Belita Edwards is of African American, Native American and Caucasian descent. Father, Adnan Khalil, is Pakistani.
Has nine tattoos. Which include the Christian fish symbol on her left wrist, the word "redemption" on her left forearm and a feather on her right hip. Also has the name Michael, on the front side of her right wrist, in honor of her son and an angel wing on the back of her right wrist.
Began acting at age 5.
Plays the acoustic guitar.
Landed the role of Lily Winters on the The Young and the Restless (1973) when she was 14.
Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James and his ex-wife Ashley were in the wedding party of her 2008 wedding.
Enjoys yoga, pilates, hiking, horseback riding, pole dancing, ballet, singing and cooking.
(March 8, 2011) Filed for divorce from her husband of 2 1/2 years after a month long separation. In October, she hosted a celebratory "divorce party" at her home.
Is an avid traveler. Places she's visited include; Hawaii, Mexico, Switzerland, Paris, Monaco, Belgium, Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Bali, Nicaragua, Spain and Japan.
Attended Tammin Sursok's baby shower on September 28, 2013.
Father was born and raised in the country of Pakistan and is fluent in the national language, Urdu. He also fluent in English and speaks Spanish.
Co-hosted a baby shower for Mishael Morgan with Tamara Duarte in Los Angeles on July 19, 2015.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on her multiracial heritage affecting her career] There have been a lot of parts I haven't gotten because they couldn't define my look. Oh you're not black enough, you're not Hispanic enough. If it's a role within a family, I wouldn't get it b/c I didn't look enough like the rest of the family. It has definitely affected my career, but not in a good way.
[clarifying her ethnic background] My dad is Pakistani, so I'm half Paki and my mom is mixed. She's black, white and American Indian. I'm a unique mutt.
[on her decision to return to Young & the Restless] Well, I had a year off to relax and do my thing; to take a break, basically. I was so stressed out before that I couldn't appreciate being on the show. I was so burnt out. So that's why I left, and I had a year off and then they asked me to come back, so I thought, "Yeah, I feel fine now" and I really missed everybody, so I did.

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