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Inside Christel Khalil’s Y&R Anniversary Party!


Please join us in congratulating Christel Khalil, who is celebrating her 20th anniversary at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! She took over the role of Lily back in August 2002 at the age of 14 and viewers have watched the character grow from a teenager into an adult before their eyes.

“I am celebrating 20 years as Lily Winters on Y&R,” Khalil said in a video shared on the soap’s social media channels. “And I couldn’t think of anyone I want to thank more than you, the fans. Because through every romance, challenge, and success, you’ve been there with Lily — and me — through it all. I am so grateful for all of your support for the past two decades and I cannot wait for you to see what’s next!”

After a couple of child actors, Khalil was the first to play the SORAS-ed Lily in 2002. Although she chose to exit the soap in 2005 and the character was recast with Davetta Sherwood, Khalil was back the following year to reprise the role that has earned her five Daytime Emmy Award nominations, taking home the trophy for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2012.

So of course, Y&R threw Khalil a very special party on the set full of special guests and special treats. Check out the photo gallery below for an inside peek at the fun!

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