Christel Adnana Mina Khalil, was born in Los Angeles, California, is an American actress,to an European American mother and a Pakistani father. Khalil has stated she identifies as mixed race. Khalil is best known for her portrayal as Lily Winters Ashby on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. At the 39th Daytime Emmy Awards on" 2012", she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series. To date, she is the only minority actress in Daytime Emmyhistory to do so.
Khalil has had some roles in movies, such as Dragon Fury, Matilda, Interview With the Assassin and White Like the Moon. She voiced Cornelia Hale in W.I.T.C.H., and also appeared on That's So Raven and Malcolm in the Middle, among other shows. Khalil also performed in Los Angeles theater productions before landing her role on the The Young and the Restless. In "2012", she was featured in musician Johnny Britt's music video for his single" Beautiful Queen".