Taurus May 06, 1960 Londonderry Actor and Producer
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 remains 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 is currently the executive producer of the television miniseries The Bible on the History channel. She also plays the role of Mother Mary in the series. The Bible shattered sales records in its first week of home video release, selling 525,000 units to become the top-selling TV miniseries of all time. 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 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.