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Roma Downey

Photograph by Austin Hargrave

Roma Downey is an Emmy-nominated actress, producer, author, and has been creating inspirational content for twenty-five years. Born in Northern Ireland, she was classically trained in London. For almost a decade, Roma starred in the hit CBS show Touched by an Angel, playing the tenderhearted angel, Monica. Roma is president and CCO of LightWorkers Media—the faith and family division of MGM. With her husband, Mark Burnett, their productions include The Bible series, A.D.Son of GodThe DovekeepersWoodlawnBen-HurResurrection, and the upcoming On a Wing and a Prayer. As part of her 2021 birthday list, Queen Elizabeth bestowed Downey with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to the Arts, Drama, and to the Community in Northern Ireland. She is a longtime supporter of Operation Smile, Compassion International, and received a Sally Award from the Salvation Army for her contribution to entertainment and helping those in need. She was also honored for her career with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She and her husband live in California. They have three amazing children and three wonderful dogs. 

Books by Roma Downey