'The Young and the Restless': Which Actresses Have Played "Lily Winters"?

The Young and the Resteless: Which Actresses Have Played "Lily Winters"?
July 25, 2020 - 18:29 / Rachel Johnson

Fans of The Young and the Restless will remember the strong-willed and rebellious "Lily Winters", but just how many actresses have played the part over the years? Find out right here! 

Audiences were introduced to the character of "Lily Winters" when she was just a child! Introduced in 1995, "Lily's" birth kicked up quite a stir. "Lily's" mother "Drucilla" just wasn't sure who the father was and it was believed that "Neil Winters" was the father for many years! 

As a child "Lily Winters" would be played by childhood actresses Vanessa Carson and Brooke Marie Bridges until "Lily" was aged to a teenager in 2002! 

Christel Khalil attends the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2015

Christel Khalil as "Lily Winters"

American actress Christel Khalil would first take on the part of "Lily Winters" from 2002 to 2005 and then again from 2006 to 2018. In 2018, she announced her downgrade to reoccurring status, only to come back on as a full-time cast member in 2020! 

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Before joining the cast of The Young and the Restless, Christel Khalil had gotten her start as a childhood actress in films like Matlida (1996) and on television series including Family Matters. Of Native American, African American, and Pakistani descent, Khalil identifies as mixed race and her success has been a true inspiration for women of color!

Davetta Sherwood attends the 38th NAACP Image Awards Nominee Luncheon 2007

Davetta Sherwood as "Lily Winters"

During Christel Khalil's brief break from 2005 to 2006, actress Davetta Sherwood would step in for her! Also getting her start as a childhood actress and model, Davetta was a perfect fit for the role!

Despite her short stint as "Lily Winters", Davetta managed to attract quite a following and won over the hearts of audiences! She was even nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2007. 

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When Christel Khalil decided to return in 2006, Sherwood held no negative feelings toward the actress as the role had originally belonged to Khalil. Do you have a favorite actress?