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Christel Khalil Hensley
Born Christel Adnan Khalil [1]
November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30) (age 22)
Los Angeles, California

Christel Khalil (born November 30, 1987 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.



Khalil is best known for her role as Lily Winters on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She played the role from August 15, 2002 until September 2, 2005. Soon after she left the soap, Khalil was replaced by Davetta Sherwood. Sherwood was let go seven months later by Lynn Marie Latham in favor of Khalil, who officially returned to the show on November 7, 2006.

Khalil had small roles in movies such as Dragon Fury, Matilda, Interview With the Assassin and White Like the Moon. She also voices Cornelia Hale in W.I.T.C.H. and also appeared on That's So Raven and Malcolm in the Middle among other shows. She is close friends with Desperate Housewives star, Lyndsy Fonseca.


Her father is Pakistani and her mother is African American. According to Soap Opera Digest, Khalil does not practice her father's Islamic faith. She is a Christian.

In September 2008, she married Stephen Hensley. [2]

She is expecting her first child, a boy, due in April 2010. [3]


Year Film Role Notes
1993 The Sinbad Show Crystal 1 episode
1993 My Daughter Keeping
1995 Dragon Fury Little Girl
1996 Matilda (film) Child in Classroom
1996 Family Matters Angela 1 episode
1997 "You're Invited to Mary-Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party" Diana TV
1997 "George & Leo" Kid #3 1 episode
1998 "Milo" Young Claire Mullins
2001 Movie Surfers Christel 2 episodes
2002 "Interview with the Assassin" Babysitter
2002 "White Like the Moon" Nita
2003 SoapTalk Herself 2 episodes, 2003-2005
2003 That's So Raven Crystal 2 episodes, 2003-2004
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Kristin Peterson 1 episode
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Cornelia Hale 46 episodes
2006 "37th NAACP Image Awards" Herself TV
2007 "38th NAACP Image Awards" Herself TV

Awards and nominations

  • Daytime Emmys: Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2004, 2006)
  • Daytime Emmys: Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010)


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. At and
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