A celebrated, Emmy-nominated actress Roma Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS show Touched by an Angel.
Roma starred in over 200 episodes and her work as the compassionate angel inspired millions of people around the world and earned Roma multiple best actress nominations for Emmy’s and Golden Globe awards.
Born in Ireland and classically trained in London Ms Downey has performed on stage with the famed Abbey Theatre Company and has appeared both on and off Broadway. She played the leading role of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the Emmy award winning six hour mini series for NBC called “A Woman Named Jackie."
Ms Downey not only starred in, but executive produced seven television movies for The CBS network, among them "Borrowed Hearts" with Eric Mc Cormack and "Second Honeymoon" with Tim Matheson.
She is the executive producer of the children's DVD and book series "Little Angels" and its companion "Little Angels Storybook Bible".
Downey is currently producing a ten hour miniseries, The Bible with her husband, Mark Burnett.This is being produced under their company LightWorkers Media and is the first collaboration of this husband and wife team. Ms Downey not only produced the series but stepped into the role of Mary the Mother of Christ
"The Bible" will air in the spring of 2013 and then is set to air globally.
Ms Downey and Mr Burnett have co-authored a companion book to the series ‘A Story of God and all of Us.’ The book is to be published this Spring by Faith Words.
For many years Ms Downey has been a spokesperson for "Operation Smile" a volunteer organization that brings free surgeries to children around the globe with facial deformities. She has travelled to third world and developing countries making fund raising films on their behalf.