Roma Downey

Roma Downey

Roma Downey is an Emmy-nominated actress and producer best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS television show Touched by an Angel, alongside Della Reese for which Ms. Downey earned multiple Emmy and Golden Globe best actress nominations. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, and classically trained in London, Downey has performed on stage with the famed Abbey Theatre and has appeared both on and off Broadway. She played the leading role of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis in the Emmy award winning miniseries for NBC, A Woman Named Jackie. Downey starred in and was also executive producer for seven television movies for the CBS network. Downey is an ambassador for Operation Smile.\nAs President of Lightworkers Media, a United Artists Media Group banner, Downey together with her husband Mark Burnett produced the Emmy-nominated mini series, \"The Bible\" for History channel which was watched by over 100 million people in the US alone. Downey and Burnett have also produced \"Son of God\" a feature film. Variety recognized Downey and Burnett as \"Trailblazers\" and listed Downey as one of Variety’s \"100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood.\"