Actress and writer Roma Downey is perhaps most easily recognized from her role as the angel Monica on the CBS hit “Touched by an Angel.”
Born in Derry City, Downey has a bachelor of fine art from Brighton University in the U.K., and is currently studying for a master’s in spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica.
Married to Mark Burnett, the creator of famed reality TV shows such as “Survivor” and “The Apprentice,” Downey has one daughter Reilly and two stepsons, James and Cameron.
“I have traveled the world, lived and worked in many places, and met people of different nationalities and cultures. I think of myself as a citizen of the world, but Ireland remains the home of my soul, and the Irish are my people, my tribe,” says Downey, who earlier this month starred in a Hallmark Channel original movie, “Come Dance at My Wedding.”
She is involved in several philanthropic causes, including Operation Smile. She also blogs for IrishCentral.com.
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