Tatyana Ali could be on her way to becoming the next Victoria Rowell…
The 34-year-old part-Panamanian actress/singer picked up her third consecutive NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series during Friday’s awards show from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, who won the award for her recurring role as Roxanne on CBS’ The Young and the Restless, is the first actress to win the award more than two consecutive times since Rowell, best known for her portrayal of Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless.
Rowell first picked up the award six times in a row, from 1994-1999. She then won the award four consecutive times, from 2003-2006. In all, Rowell won the award 11 times.
Ali, who is currently starring on BET’s Second Generation Wayans, was the only Hispanic artist to win an NAACP Image Award this year. Bruno Mars, the most-nominated Latino this year, went home empty-handed.