Roma Downey (born in Derry, Northern Ireland on 6 May 1960) is an Irish-born actress and producer, best known for her role as "Monica", the main character of the TV series Touched by an Angel (1994 - 2003). Her most famous prior role was as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 1991 USA TV movie A Woman Named Jackie.
Twice divorced, she has a daughter, Reilly Marie Anspaugh (Born 1996). She is now dating Mark Burnett, the creator of The Apprentice and Survivor reality series, who, ironically, was a British soldier in Northern Ireland in the 1980s.
Roma has one biological brother, Lawrence, and 4 other siblings from her father's first marriage: Ann, Jacinta, Patrick, Jr., and the eldest, John, who became a Roman Catholic priest.
Despite what many first assume, "Roma" is not a derivation from "Rosemary", rather "Roma" is her given name, an admixture of the names of her two grandmothers, Rose and Mary.