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Roma Downey

Mostly Credited As: Roma Downey
Birth Name: Roma Downey
Date Of Birth: May 06, 1960 (Age 54)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)

Roma Downey


Before starring as Monica in "Touched by an Angel" (1994), Roma Downey was best known to television audiences for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy in the mini-series "A Woman Named Jackie" (1991) (mini). She was born and raised in Derry City, Northern Ireland, and earned a bachelor's degree at Brighton Art College in England, UK. She then attended the London Drama Studio, where she starred in productions of many classics, including the plays of Shakespeare, Shaw, and Chekhov. Downey toured the United States with Dublin's famous Abbey Players in a production of The Playboy of the Western World and was nominated for the Helen Hayes Best Actress Award in 1991. Her additional stage credits include the Broadway production of The Circle opposite Rex Harrison, and Off Broadway productions of Love's Labour's Lost, Tamara, and Arms and the Man. Downey's additional television credits include starring roles in the films A Child Is Missing (1995) (TV) and Borrowed Hearts (1997) (TV), both on CBS, and Getting Up and Going Home (1992) (TV). Among her feature film credits are The Last Word (1995) and Devlin (1992) (TV). Downey has a daughter. Her birthday is May 6.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Divine Intervention (2015) (2015)As: Herself (Host)
The Bible (2013)As: Mary
It's A Miracle (1998)As: Host (2003-2004)
Touched by an Angel (1994)As: Monica
A Woman Named Jackie (1991)As: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (1991)As: Danielle St. Claire
People's Choice Awards (1975)As: Herself (Co-Host 1997)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Cast of Son of God | Jeff Perry | David Banner 01x115: (Mar/07/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 33 63x33: (Feb/26/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Katie (2012) (2012) 
  Roma Downey & Mark Burnett 02x118: (Feb/26/2014) As Herself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Chandra Wilson, Roma Downey 32x127: (Feb/25/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 76 39x76: (Feb/17/2014) As Herself 

Oprah Prime (2012) 
  Mark Burnett and Roma Downey discuss their smash hit "The Bible" 02x28: (Apr/14/2013) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 124 16x124: (Mar/13/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 2, Episode 64 02x64: (Nov/26/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Division (2001) 
  Acts of Desperation 04x15: (May/16/2004) As Regan Gilancy 
  Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 04x14: (May/09/2004) As Regan Gilancy 
  The Kids Are Alright 04x13: (May/02/2004) As Regan Gilancy 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Sarah Ferguson, Bob Guinea, Roma Downey 03x128: (Mar/03/2004) As Herself 

The Wayne Brady Show (2002) (2002) 
  4/24/03 01x64: (Apr/24/2003) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  7/25/2001 03x54: (Jul/25/2001) As Herself 

Between the Lions (2000) 
  Dreaming Shakespeare 02x20: (Apr/27/2001) As Herself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Roma Downey 03x148: (Nov/18/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Roma Downey/Missy Elliot 23x13: (Feb/14/1998) As Herself (Host) 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Katie Couric, Roma Downey, INXS 04x135: (Apr/22/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Promised Land (1996) 
  Amazing Grace (2) 01x17: (Feb/25/1997) As Monica 
  The Homecoming (2) 01x09: (Nov/26/1996) As Monica 

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1994) 
  Hercules and the Amazon Women (May/05/1994) As Hippolyta 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Reunion with Murder 01x12: (Feb/04/1994) As Heather Winslow 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Show #4415 30x04: (Oct/08/1991) As Herself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


AD: After the Bible (2014)• Executive Producer
The Dovekeepers (2015)• Executive Producer
A.D.: After The Bible (2015)• Executive Producer
Divine Intervention (2015) (2015)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Touched by an Angel (1994) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
Two Sides to Every Angel 09x03 Oct/12/2002 As: Story
Trivia

She was one of the two women originally considered for the role of "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995), along with Vanessa Angel. She was offered the role that made Lucy Lawless famous but turned it down as she was offered the role of Monica on "Touched by an Angel" (1994) at the same time. She chose an Angel over a warrior.

Roma Downey Quotes
When asked about how she felt about turning 40.. She said, "For me, it's a milestone age. I'm at a great place in my life. I have exceeded my own expectations in terms of what I wanted to accomplish by this time---I am a mother, a successful working actress, a producer, and an author."

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