Roma Downey

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/06/1963, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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Roma Downey Fast Facts:
  • Both her parents died from heart attacks before her mid-twenties.
  • Aspired to be a painter until she discovered acting in college.
  • Studied acting at the Drama Studio London.
  • A spokesperson for the charity Operation Smile, she traveled to numerous countries (including Vietnam and Honduras) to help children prepare for facial-deformity surgery.
  • Drawing from her experiences as a single mom, she wrote a children's book called Love Is a Family that was published in 2001.
  • Touched by an Angel costar Della Reese (an ordained minister) officiated at her 2007 wedding to TV reality mogul Mark Burnett.
  • Roma Downey Relationships:
  • Maureen O'Reilly Downey - Mother
  • Leland Orser - Ex-husband
  • John Downey - Brother
  • Lawrence Downey - Brother
  • David Anspaugh - Ex-husband
  • James Burnett - Stepson
  • Cameron Burnett - Stepson
  • Patrick Downey - Father
  • Mark Burnett - Husband
  • Reilly Marie Anspaugh - Daughter
  • Roma Downey Awards:
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Brighton College of Art, Brighton, England

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