Roma Downey

Roma Downey
Roma Downey
  • Born: May 6, 1960
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Profession: Actress, Producer

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Roma Downey is an actress, producer, and author from Northern Ireland. She produced the mini-series, The Bible, for the History Channel and also starred in it, as Mary, mother of Jesus. For nine seasons she played Monica, the tender-hearted angel and employee of Tess (played by Della Reese), on the CBS television series Touched by an Angel, for which she earned multiple Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award Best Actress nominations. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland and classically trained in London, she has performed on stage with the famed Abbey Theatre and has appeared both on and off Broadway. She played the leading role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the miniseries for NBC, A Woman Named Jackie (1991). Her book Box of Butterflies is scheduled for release on March 6, 2018.

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A smile costs about $240.
'A.D.' will focus on life after the crucifixion and the dangers that the disciples faced in the aftermath of Jesus' resurrection. Life
Before I left home for drama school in England, my father took me outside one night and told me that wherever I was, the moon would shine on both of us. Months later, walking in London, I'd look at the moon and feel his love. Now I've shared the ritual with my own kids. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Entire families are attending 'Son of God' together and sharing it with their own kids. Parents are using the film as a conversation starter to help bring the story of Jesus to life for their children. Life ;Religion & God
Extraordinarily, I was up in the cemetery in Derry City, and I had a red cape on with a fur hood as a little girl, when a gun battle broke out between the IRA and the British Army, and I got caught in the crossfire.
For many years, when I was starring on 'Touched by an Angel,' I produced on a number of television movies for CBS. I have always enjoyed the aspect of bringing something together and multitasking in that way. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Growing up in Ireland, when my family received important news, good or bad, we would boil water and make tea. It was the first thing I did when my father died in 1984. This ritual allowed me a moment to take in the enormity of what had happened. Families, Children & Parenting
Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I also know how to ask people for money and I have no shame about doing that. Money, Coins & Minting
I came up through the theater. I came out of drama college and started working in the professional theater.
I grew up in a house full of faith, and my mother died when I was a little girl, and I found comfort in my faith. Religion & God
I had the privilege of playing an angel on 'Touched by an Angel' for many years - almost two decades, and we would deliver a message on the show. The message was that God loves them, and before filming every scene, we would come together and pray. Religion & God
I have a home in Salt Lake, and I have a home in Malibu, at the beach.
I have a memory of my mother kneeling in front of a cabinet in our home, tenderly cradling her wedding china. We never used the plates; she died in her 40s without ever letting herself enjoy these gorgeous pieces. I told myself that I would use my precious items. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I have always had a deep connection with my faith, and I was fortunate to have been brought up in a Christian environment. My faith is a very important part of who I am. Religion & God
I have loved Jesus my whole life, and it has been such a privilege for me. To be able to marry my work and God together has been such a blessing. Life ;Religion & God ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I have the soul of a singer and do splendidly in the shower but the world will never hear it. Basically, I'm the only Irish person who can't carry a tune.
I live a life of gratitude for the abundance of love that I have and that 'Touched by An Angel' still has an impact that fans are still accessing. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I lost both my parents young - but I have felt their presence throughout my life. Life
I lost my mother when I was very young, and my father when I was in college.
I tell about some of the female characters from the Bible so girls can be inspired and empowered and uplifted.
I think Operation Smile is in more than 22 countries, mostly Third World. It just happened that my schedule opened up at the time they were heading to Vietnam. Time
I think that 'Little Angels' provides the gateway into that conversation about faith and about the Lord and about God's love for us. Remembering that the angels are just the messengers and the message is the message of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
I think we all do have a guardian angel. I believe they work through us all the time, when we are thoughtful and good and kind to each other. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend - leading roles for women were few and far between. Women
I'd love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing. But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing the demands of being a single mother, it's a wonder you can squeeze in anything. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If I were to look back at my career, I think my greatest achievement is very simple. I've been able to make choices where I could glorify God. Religion & God
If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness.
I'm the youngest of six children; both of my sisters are housewives and they each have four kids.
In the case of 'The Bible' series and now 'Son of God,' it has been a combination of what I love to do and what I believe. To be able to do that with the person I love has just really been a blessing. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Individual stories from the Bible had been made into movies, but no one had taken on the arc of the Bible story as one meta-narrative from Genesis to Revelation. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion. Money, Coins & Minting
I've played an angel on 'Touched by an Angel,' bringing the message of God's love. It was such a privilege for me as a person of faith to deliver the message. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
Mary and Jesus had this extraordinary relationship between them. What a teacher Mary is, really. It is the ultimate trusting; that she had to trust God, that she was so privileged to be the mother of the Savior, that she had to stand there as a mother and watch her son being murdered and trust that that is what he came to do. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Trust ;Religion & God
My accent gets more pronounced when I've been talking to people from Derry.
My dad used to sit me on his knee and read from the Bible to us. We were a praying family. Ours was a family of love and a family of prayer. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
My husband hailed from Dagenham; he's an Essex boy. Me myself, I come from Derry City in the northwest of Ireland, so we love to get back. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
One of my pet peeves about biblical epics was that the characters' costumes always looked like they're just out of the dry cleaners.
Over the years, I've found myself wishing sometimes my angel would show up. I could use a little uplift, a little reminder.
Pausing between stimulus and response allows you to show up in your life. Life
People come together with their families to celebrate Easter. What better way to celebrate than to spend a few hours going on the journey of Christ's life. Life
People really feel the need to share how the series has touched their lives, and that's been very moving. We're enormously grateful to the fans of the show. They've been extremely loyal to us season after season, and they make it all worthwhile.
Season number seven! It's been so exciting for us. When we first began, we were like the little train that could... and we did! We're terribly excited! It will be an interesting season for us, I think.
'The Dovekeepers' is a fantastic novel written by Alice Hoffman; it was a bestselling novel, and I fell in love with the book and bought the rights to it. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There's an assumption in many of these cultures that these children are mentally retarded, when in fact they're not at all. I saw how the operation affects the child, as well as the child's family and often the village. Families, Children & Parenting
This CD became something of a personal journey for me. The tone of the whole CD is uplifting and inspirational. It's an upper. We have enough downers in the world.
'Touched by an Angel' started my calling to be the messenger, and on a weekly basis, I was able to deliver the message of God's love to the world. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
We were the laughingstock of that first season... It was with great relish several years later that I received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that. Power ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
We're nondenominational. I come from Northern Ireland, and we've had religious wars for years. I didn't want to create an illusion that my God is better than your God. So our show is a spiritual show, not a religious show. Religion & God
What is free time? I'm a single mother. My free moments are filled with loving my little girl. Time
When I was in high school, I thought I might be an artist. I was very good at drawing and painting.

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