Roma Downey talks faith, fate and 'Women of the Bible'

December 5, 2014 1:06 PM

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She grew up Roman Catholic in Northern Ireland. Her faith and her father helped her cope with her mother's death when she was just 10 years old.

Actress Roma Downey is best known for her role on television's "Touched by an Angel," and it seems she has indeed been inspired by a divine source. She and husband Mark Burnett produced "The Bible," a miniseries for the History Channel in which she played the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. It was the...

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