Roma Downey is an Irish actress and Emmy nominated producer from Northern Ireland. She played kind-hearted angel Monica on the American TV series Touched by an Angel, alongside Della Reese, who remained close friends, after the series. Downey received two Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role on the show. Downey is an ambassador for Operation Smile. An author of three books for children and producer of the children's series, Little Angels. She was the executive producer of the television miniseries The Bible on the History channel, in which she also played the role of Mother Mary. Downey and her husband Mark Burnett produced the movie version of the series, Son of God, which was released on February 28, 2014, and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. In July 2013, it was announced that Downey and Burnett will produce A.D., the sequel to The Bible. In December, 2013 CBS announced a new miniseries with Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett, "The Dovekeepers" based on the New York Times Bestseller by Alice Hoffman. The miniseries will air in 2015. In addition to her work in television, Downey has been producing content for the big screen as well.