Roma Downey’s Amazing Testament of the American Dream

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Billy Hallowell

Actress Roma Downey’s career has been defined by major projects that have had a deep cultural impact. From her starring role in “Touched By an Angel” to her co-creation of “The Bible” series, Downey has always sought to focus on faith, family and positivity.

That quest continues with her new children’s book, “A Message in the Moon,” a deeply personal project predicated on her childhood. While recently telling CBN News about the effort, Downey, who was born in Ireland and later immigrated to the U.S., also talked about her love of prayer and gratitude for America.

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“They say, ‘You can take the girl out of Ireland, but you can’t take Ireland out of the girl,'” she said. “And I think that’s true, but I love America, and America has been so good to me.”


Downey continued, “I’m so incredibly grateful to this country. My children are all American-born and my husband and I are both American citizens. We make our home between Southern California and the great state of Utah.”

This isn’t the first time the actress has addressed her love for America.

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Downey and her husband, famed TV producer Mark Burnett, spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2016, sharing additional details about their path to America and recognition of the American dream.


Burnett told the audience how he moved to Los Angeles after leaving the British Army when he was just 22. Living with a friend and unsure of his path, he ended up taking a job as a nanny in Beverly Hills.

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