Roma Downey


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Roma Downey is an Emmy-nominated actress and producer who has been creating inspirational content for 25 years. Born in Northern Ireland, she was classically trained in London. She has performed on stage with the famed Abbey Theater and has appeared both on and off Broadway. For almost a decade, Roma starred on the hit CBS show, "Touched by an ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Touched by an Angel Monica / Monique
(1994-2003)
The Bible Mother Mary
(2013)
Ben-Hur Producer
(2016)
Son of God Mary, Mother of Jesus
(2014)

Filmography

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 2019-2021 The Baxters (TV Series)
Elizabeth Baxter
- Pilot (2021) ... Elizabeth Baxter
- Old Wounds (2019) ... Elizabeth Baxter
- For Better or Worse (2019) ... Elizabeth Baxter
- Episode #1.6 ... Elizabeth Baxter
- Episode #1.4 ... Elizabeth Baxter
 2018/I Buttons, A New Musical Film
Mother Gertrude
 2018 Grace and Goliath
Roma Downey
 2016/II Alibi (Short)
Sue Ellen
 2014 Son of God
Mary, Mother of Jesus
 2013 The Bible (TV Mini Series)
Mother Mary
- Passion (2013) ... Mother Mary
- Betrayal (2013) ... Mother Mary
- Mission (2013) ... Mother Mary
 2011 Keeping Up with the Randalls (TV Movie)
Barbara 'Barb' Randall
 2009 Come Dance at My Wedding (TV Movie)
Laura Williams
 2008 At Jesus' Side (Video)
Petra (voice)
 2004 Funky Monkey
Megan
 2004 The Division (TV Series)
Reagan Gilancy
- Acts of Desperation (2004) ... Reagan Gilancy
- Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (2004) ... Reagan Gilancy
- The Kids Are Alright (2004) ... Reagan Gilancy
 2004 The Survivors Club (TV Movie)
Jillian Hayes
 1994-2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Monica / Monique
- I Will Walk with You: Part 2 (2003) ... Monica
- I Will Walk with You: Part 1 (2003) ... Monica
- At the End of the Aisle (2003) ... Monica
- The Show Must Not Go On (2003) ... Monica (credit only)
- Virtual Reality (2003) ... Monica
 2001 Second Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Maggie Weston
 2000 The Sons of Mistletoe (TV Movie)
Helen Radke
 1999 The Test of Love (TV Movie)
Cassie Whitman
 1998 Monday After the Miracle (TV Movie)
Annie Sullivan
 1996-1998 Promised Land (TV Series)
Monica
- Saving Grace: Part 2 (1998) ... Monica
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Monica
- The Homecoming: Part 2 (1996) ... Monica
 1997 Borrowed Hearts (TV Movie)
Kathleen Russell
 1995 A Child Is Missing (TV Movie)
Samantha Hallihan
 1995 The Last Word
Roxy
 1994 Hercules and the Amazon Women (TV Movie)
Hippolyta
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Heather Winslow
- Reunion with Murder (1994) ... Heather Winslow
 1993 New Year (TV Movie)
Suzanne Hartman
 1992 Devlin (TV Movie)
Eileen
 1992 Getting Up and Going Home (TV Movie)
Kimberly Stevens
 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini Series)
Jacqueline Bouvier
- The Onassis Years (1991) ... Jacqueline Bouvier
- The Kennedy Years (1991) ... Jacqueline Bouvier
- The Bouvier Years (1991) ... Jacqueline Bouvier
 1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV Series)
Danielle St. Clair
- For Whom the Wedding Bells Toll (1991) ... Danielle St. Clair
- The Not-So-Great Dictator (1991) ... Danielle St. Clair
- Look for the Union Label (1991) ... Danielle St. Clair
- Deals Are Made to Be Broken (1991) ... Danielle St. Clair
- A Day in the Life of Logan Murphy (1991) ... Danielle St. Clair
 1991 The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (TV Movie)
Danielle St. Clair
 1988 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Lady Joanna Leighton
- Episode dated 5 July 1988 (1988) ... Lady Joanna Leighton
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Other Works:

Co-starred in "The Circle", Rex Harrison's final Broadway appearance. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Mark Burnett | See more »

Parents:

Downey, Maureen O'Reilly

Relatives:

McLaughlin, Jacinta (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on starring in a TV movie with John Schneider]: I'm reunited with John Schneider - tall John! It was nice. It worked so out well. It was great to be back on set, although I think the second or third night, after crawling into bed from a very long day and a lot sitting around and waiting, I remember calling Mark very late at night and us laughing about it and going, 'Why did I want to do this ... See more »

Trivia:

Best known by the public for her starring role as the kind angel Monica on Touched by an Angel (1994). See more »

Trademark:

Natural auburn hair See more »

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