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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 - 16 September 2011) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

Still maintains a friendship with former "Young and the Restless" (1973) co-star Lyndsy Fonseca and Tammin Sursok. Both of whom portrayed Colleen Carlton, her character's best friend.
Her father is Pakistani, and her mother is of African American, Native American and Caucasian ancestry.
Studies with Amy Lyndon.
Gave birth, at the age of 22, to Michael Caden Hensley on April 17, 2010. His father is ex-husband Stephen Hensley. Bryton James is his godfather. 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.
Is good friends with Amy Correa, Sterling Victorian, Natasha Slayton, Davida Williams and Ty Hodges. As well as "Young and the Restless" (1973) co-stars, Bryton James, Jessica Heap, Elizabeth Hendrickson and Jhoanna Flores.
Has eight 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 her right wrist, in honor of her son.
Began acting at age 5.
Plays the acoustic guitar.
Landed the role of Lily Winters on the daytime drama The Young and the Restless when she was age 14.
Elizabeth Hendrickson, Bryton James and his ex-wife Ashley (then girlfriend) were in the wedding party of her 2008 wedding.
Was approached by the creators to star in the reality show Dirty Soap (2011) but was unable to due to contractual obligations to The Young and the Restless (1973).
Enjoys yoga, pilates, hiking, horseback riding, pole dancing, ballet and singing.
Separated from Stephen Hensley in February 2011 and filed for divorce in April. In October, she threw 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 and Bali.
Attended Tammin Sursok's baby shower on September 28, 2013.
Father, Adnan, was born and raised in the country of Pakistan and is fluent in the native language, Urdu. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.
Co-founder of a pop-up restaurant business named Folly and the Mistress.

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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