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Roma Downey Net Worth

Roma Downey Net Worth is
$20 Million

Roma Downey Biography

Roma Downey was born on 6 May 1960, in Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She is a producer and actress, best known to have been part of the series “Touched by an Angel” as the character Monica. She was also part of the award-winning series “A Woman Named Jackie” and became an executive producer for multiple television movies of CBS. All her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Roma Downey? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through the success of her various projects in the film industry. She’s known to have won many awards throughout her career and is also the President of Lightworkers Media. They’ve produced many films and television shows, and as she continues her career her wealth will likely increase further.

 

Roma Downey Net Worth $20 Million Dollars

Downey’s mother was an actress who may have inspired her to pursue that career path later on. She attended Thornhill College, and then went to Brighton College from where she graduated with BA degree. She planned to be a painter at first but then decided to pursue acting and attended Drama Studio London. She performed in numerous productions of the school which helped start her career.

Roma then became part of a touring production of “The Playboy of the Western World”. She received a few nominations for her performance, and she then appeared in a production of “The Circle”. After her various on stage performances, she was cast as the character Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the award-winning TV miniseries “A Woman Named Jackie” which aired in 1991. Her popularity in this series led to her being cast in “Touched by an Angel” which ran from 1994 to 2003, receiving numerous awards and nominations during her time with the show, and which opened up many other opportunities for her. She became a part of the film “Borrowed Hearts”, and even published a book entitled “Love is a Family”. She has also hosted “Saturday Night Live” and “It’s a Miracle”, but meantime she also continued her stage appearances with “A Picasso”. After these numerous projects and the end of “Touched by an Angel”, she appeared in “Come Dance at My Wedding” and “Keeping up with the Randalls”.

In 2011, Roma and her husband produced a docudrama entitled “The Bible” which was based on stories found in the Bible, and was very popular in the United States, collaborating with popular pastors including Rick Warren and Joel Osteen. “The Bible” would become a best-seller in both iTunes and Amazon, and would also lead to their film entitled “Son of God”. After the success of “The Bible”, they then produced “A.D”, which is a sequel to the series and aired in 2013. Roma also produced a YouTube video with Cee-Lo Green entitled “Mary Did You Know” and it went viral with over three million views. She continued to do production work, releasing the miniseries “The Dovekeepers” and also the film “Little Boy”. A few of her recent projects include “Ben-Hur” and “Answered Prayers”.

For her personal life, Roma has been married to producer Mark Burnett since 2007 and their three children include two from Burnett’s previous marriage, and one from Roma’s previous marriage to David Anspaugh(1995-98), and previous to that she was married to Leland Orser(1987-89). Aside from these, Downey is a Roman Catholic, and now has a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from Santa Monica University(2010).

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameRoma Downey
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthMay 6, 1960
Place Of BirthDerry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActress, Producer, Writer
EducationThornhill College, Brighton College, Drama Studio London
NationalityBritish
SpouseMark Burnett (m. 2007), David Anspaugh (m. 1995–1998), Leland Orser (m. 1987–1989)
ChildrenReilly Anspaugh
ParentsPaddy Downey, Maureen Downey
SiblingsJohn Downey, Lawrence Downey, Jacinta McLaughlin, Ann Flood
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Roma.Downey
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/realromadowney
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/romadowney
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?curid=1848921
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production, Gemini Award for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Movies“Borrowed Hearts”, “A Woman Named Jackie” (1991), “Touched by an Angel” (1994-2003), “Son of God”, “Mary Did You Know” , “A.D”
TV Shows“The Playboy of the Western World”, "The Circle", “Saturday Night Live”, “It’s a Miracle”, “A Picasso”, “Come Dance at My Wedding”, “Keeping up with the Randalls”, “The Bible”, “Little Boy”


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 11, 2016.
2Gave birth to her only child at age 36, a daughter Reilly Marie Downey Anspaugh on June 3, 1996. Child's father is David Anspaugh.
3Della Reese is the godmother her daughter Reilly Marie.
4Surrogate daughter of Della Reese.
5Revealed that she had a wonderful relationship with Della Reese on Touched by an Angel (1994).
6Her acting mentor was Della Reese, whom she credits as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
7Best known by the public for her starring role as the kind angel Monica on Touched by an Angel (1994).
8The Sunday Times List estimated her net worth with husband Mark Burnett at $385 million (2009).
9Married Mark Burnett on April 28, 2007 at their home in Malibu. The ceremony was officiated by Della Reese.
10Mark Burnett proposed to Roma during a trip to Mexico on December 2, 2006.
11Attended and graduated from Drama Studios London, where she performed in plays by Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw and Anton Chekhov.
12Her daughter, Reilly Marie, was an extra and also had several non-speaking roles on several later episodes of Touched by an Angel (1994) and in several of Roma's television movies.
13Living with Survivor (2000) creator, Mark Burnett (2004).
14Received her Master's degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica (2010).
15Received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Brighton in Brighton, England.
16Learned to play the piano as a child, but can no longer play. Also studied Irish dancing as a child.
17Her favorite film is the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).
18Cannot type and admits that she pecks at the keys when typing emails and using her computer.
19Eloped and married her first husband, Leland Orser, in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Rome, Italy.
20She 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 down as she was offered the role of Monica on Touched by an Angel (1994) at the same time.
21The Irish lass was once turned down for a television commercial for Irish Spring Soap because she did not sound Irish enough.
22Has two sisters, Jacinta McLaughlin and Ann Flood, and two older brothers, Lawrence Downey and John Downey.
23Her mother, Maureen O'Reilly Downey, passed away from a heart attack at age 48 when Roma was 10.
24Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1997).
25Her name, Roma, originates from both her grandmother's names, Rose and Mary.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Touched by an Angel (1994)$100,000 per episode


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Seductive deep voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Large brown eyes
4Natural auburn hair


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Della Reese]: One of the most loving and remarkable gifts it gave to me is my relationship with Della Reese [Tess] which, even though we've been off the air for a few years, continues with great love and friendship. She's the mother I lost when I was 10 and I'm the daughter she lost while we were filming. We have adopted each other. She is just a remarkable woman and she brings so much joy not just my life but to the length of my entire family.
2[When she wanted to know if Della Reese, who played Tess, would also be a surrogate mother to her on Touched by an Angel (1994), long before Della becomes a godmother to Reilly in real-life]: When we met, it was like Della had been given to me as a mother. What you see on the screen is echoed off the screen. It's a very loving relationship. It was instant. The moment we met there was something - a recognition of souls, like we had known each other. She has given me great counsel. There is no safer place in the world than in the arms of Della. Reilly adores her. Of course, she spoils her rotten. Last Christmas, she gave her a violin and lessons. I told you she spoils Reilly.
3[on her on- and off-screen relationship with gospel singer, actress and evangelist Della Reese, who played Tess]: She has adopted me, and is my mother to this day. My mom died when I was a girl, and her daughter passed away toward the end of the run. She said she always knew God brought her into my life because I needed a mother. What she hadn't realized was that God brought me into her life because she was going to need a daughter. She asked me if I would be her daughter and I said I would, and she said, "Then I am your mother." I live here in Malibu and she's in Beverly Hills and we get together every few weeks. She comes to grandparents' days at the kids' school and it's a beautiful relationship, another legacy of love. I'm so grateful to the show for that. It gave me a beautiful mother in my life. My mom died when I was 10, and I was so impacted by that, as you can imagine. Often I would find myself in the company of older women fantasizing and longing, dreaming for that maternal nurturing. When Della and I met that first day on the set, it was like we'd known each other forever, yet we couldn't have been more different. I was raised a young white child in Northern Island, and here she was this sort of larger than life black woman from Detroit. Yet our souls connected and really, the joy we brought to each other has really been beautiful. When I see reruns of the series and that relationship, I realize there were many ingredients that were part of the show's success. And yet that relationship reflected on-screen what we felt off-screen, and was a great part of the chemistry.
4[on the charitable organization that she participated - Operation Smile]: I've been on multiple international missions with them, and in fact Mark and I last spring took our three children to Jordan, and it was a fantastic experience for all of us. We went knowing we would help change the lives of children, but when we came home, really, it was our lives that had been changed!
5I 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.
6[on starring in a TV movie with John Schneider]: I'm reunited with John Schneider - tall John! It was nice. It worked so out well. It was great to be back on set, although I think the second or third night, after crawling into bed from a very long day and a lot sitting around and waiting, I remember calling Mark very late at night and us laughing about it and going, 'Why did I want to do this again? Would you please remind me?
7[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.
8One of the reasons I haven't been going off on location is because I am the queen of the carpool!


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn August 11, 2016. At 6664 Hollywood Blvd.
1999TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Actress in a DramaTouched by an Angel (1994)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Miniseries or MovieThe Bible (2013)Mark Burnett (executive producer)

Richard Bedser (executive producer)

Nancy Dubuc (executive producer)

Dirk Hoogstra (executive producer)

Julian Hobbs (executive producer)
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Actress in a DramaTouched by an Angel (1994)
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaTouched by an Angel (1994)
1998Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaTouched by an Angel (1994)
1998Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesTouched by an Angel (1994)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest TV Movie or Mini-SeriesBorrowed Hearts (1997)Mary Kahn

Peter Sussman

Ed Gernon

Gary Delfiner
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesTouched by an Angel (1994)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alibi2016/IIShort completedSue Ellen
Whoa with Laine Lawson Craftcompleted
Son of God2014Mary, Mother of Jesus
The Bible2013TV Mini-Series documentaryMother Mary
Keeping Up with the Randalls2011TV MovieBarb
Come Dance at My Wedding2009TV MovieLaura Williams
At Jesus' Side2008VideoPetra (voice)
Funky Monkey2004Megan
The Division2004TV SeriesReagan Gilancy
The Survivors Club2004TV MovieJillian Hayes
Touched by an Angel1994-2003TV SeriesMonica / Monique
The Sons of Mistletoe2001TV MovieHelen Radke
Second Honeymoon2001TV MovieMaggie Weston
The Test of Love1999TV MovieCassie Whitman
Monday After the Miracle1998TV MovieAnnie Sullivan
Promised Land1996-1998TV SeriesMonica
Borrowed Hearts1997TV MovieKathleen Russell
A Child Is Missing1995TV MovieSamantha Hallihan
The Last Word1995Roxy
Hercules and the Amazon Women1994TV MovieHippolyta
Diagnosis Murder1994TV SeriesHeather Winslow
New Year1993TV MovieSuzanne Hartman
Devlin1992TV MovieEileen
Getting Up and Going Home1992TV MovieKimberly Stevens
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage1991TV SeriesDanielle St. Clair
The 100 Lives of Black Jack Savage1991TV MovieDanielle St. Clair
A Woman Named Jackie1991TV Mini-SeriesJacqueline Bouvier
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesLady Johanna Leighton (1988)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ben-Hur2016executive producer
Woodlawn2015executive producer
Answered Prayers2015/ITV Series executive producer
Answered Prayers2015/IITV Series executive producer
A.D. The Bible Continues2015TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Little Boy2015executive producer
The Dovekeepers2015TV Mini-Series executive producer
Women of the Bible2014TV Movie executive producer
Son of God2014producer
The Bible2013TV Mini-Series documentary executive producer - 10 episodes
Little Angels Vol. 1: ABC's2012Short producer
Little Angels Vol. 3: 123's2012Short producer
Funky Monkey2004executive producer
The Survivors Club2004TV Movie executive producer
The Sons of Mistletoe2001TV Movie executive producer
Second Honeymoon2001TV Movie executive producer
The Test of Love1999TV Movie executive producer
Monday After the Miracle1998TV Movie executive producer
Borrowed Hearts1997TV Movie executive producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touched by an Angel2002TV Series story by - 1 episode

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Cure to War2011Documentary short special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Producer, Ben-Hur / Herself
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hannity2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Producer, Ben-Hur / Herself
Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
Answered Prayers2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Today2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Dateline NBC2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Steve Harvey2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2013-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Rachael Ray2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Women of the Bible2014TV MovieHerself - Narrator
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The Hour of Power2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
The 700 Club2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson2014TV SeriesHerself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Lou Dobbs Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Un Reino Sin Fronteras2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Praise the Lord2014TV SeriesHerself
Faith Hollywood TV2014TV SeriesHerself
GeekRockTV2014TV SeriesHerself
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming / Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series / Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie / ...
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oprah's Next Chapter2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2013TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHerself
CBS Cares2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1997-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Journey to a Hate Free Millennium1999DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series Drama
It's a Miracle1998TV Series documentaryHerself - Host (2003-2004)
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
The American Red Cross Celebrates Real-Life Miracles1998TV MovieHerself - Host
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1997-1998TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesHerself - Host
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Drama Series
True Stories from Touched by an Angel1998TV Movie documentary
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Presenter
The Most Fascinating Women of 19971997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Life's Greatest Holiday Stories1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 23rd Annual People's Choice Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Co-Host and Presenter: Favorite Daytime Serial
Miracles and Visions: Fact or Fiction?1996TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favorite New Television Comedy Series

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - The Bible
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Bible2013TV Mini-Series documentaryMother Mary
The O'Reilly Factor2013TV SeriesHerself
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