Christel Khalil is an American actress best known for her performance in the TV series The Young and the Restless.
For her role in the series, she was honored with Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.
Her other notable acting credits include the TV series W.I.T.C.H. and movies like Chronologia Human and Good Man.
Christel Khalil’s Bio & Parents
Christel Khalis was born on 30th November 1987 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name Christel Adnana Mina Khalil.
She was born to father, Adnan Khalil, and mother, Belita Edwards.
She shares her family with two elder brothers: Alex, Chris, and Adam and a younger half-sister named Aysha from her father’s side.
Christel Khalil has a mixed ethnicity since she has African-American, Native American, and European-American ancestry from her mother’s side and Pakistani descent from her father’s side. Her father was born and raised in Pakistan and is fluent in Urdu, English and also speaks Spanish.
Christel began acting when she was just 5-years old. She made her debut by playing a child guest role in Fox’s American sitcom TV series The Sinbad Show’s 1993 episode titled My Daughter’s Keeper’.
After that, she performed several guest roles in single episodes of series like Family Matters and George and Leo.
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Christel began advancing in her career gradually, and finally, in 2002, she portrayed the role of Lily Ashby in the TV soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
Her work in the series continued until 2005 was praisable was a significant breakthrough in her career. She was called back in the show in 2006.
By now, she has listed herself as one of the most successful actresses with several movies and TV series credits.
Christel is currently dating Canadian businessman Sam Restagno.
The couple has shared several pictures of their romantic life through social media posts. They can be seen enjoying their time at different new places.
Christel Khalis with her boyfriend, Sam Restagno on 15th September 2019 (Source: Christel Khalil's Instagram)
Though the beginning of their dating life is unrevealed, their earliest photo together was shared on 3rd October 2016 through Christel’s Instagram.
However, this is not the first love of Christel. She was previously married to Stephen Hensley. The couple tied the knot on 21st September 2008.
The ex-couple welcomed their first child, a son named Michael Caden Hensley, on 17th April 2010.
However, after three years of her married life with her then-husband, she got separated from him in early 2011 and filed for divorce on 8th March 2011.
The divorce was finalized on 1st September 2011 with a decision of custody of their son that must be shared by both of them.
After him, she remained in a romantic relationship with a bar runner, Ray Wicks, for four years from 2011 to 2015.