Actress/producer’s star next to star of husband and fellow Walk of Famer Mark Burnett

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Roma Downey with the 2,586th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 11, 2016. Downey’s star is next to the star of husband and Walk of Famer Mark Burnett.

Also on hand for the event were Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler, “Touched by an Angel” co-star Della Reese and pastor and author Rick Warren. “We are thrilled to honor Roma Downey. She has been a force in the business of entertainment, both as an actress and talented producer,” stated Gubler.

“Roma is a godly woman–she lives her faith,” said Warren during his remarks. “She stands for her faith. She is brave in spite of opposition. Mark and Roma are the noisiest believers in Hollywood.”

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An actress and producer, Downey is best known for her nine seasons as the tender-hearted angel on the hit CBS television show Touched by an Angel. She portrayed Mary, the mother of Jesus, in The Bible series and feature film Son Of God. .

Downey is President of LightWorkers Media, the faith and family division of MGM. Together with husband Burnett, they produced the mini-series The Bible for History Channel, the Son of God feature film, The Women of the Bible for Lifetime, The Dovekeepers for CBS, A.D. The Bible Continues for NBC, Answered Prayers for TLC, Little Boy for Open Road Films and Woodlawn for Pure Flix.

The couple is currently producing a new series for NASCAR as well as producing the epic feature film Ben-Hur, a reimagining of the classic story with MGM and Paramount. Downey is also developing a series based on the best-selling Baxter Family novels by Karen Kingsbury.

For many years Downey has been a spokesperson for “Operation Smile,”a volunteer organization which brings medical surgeries at no cost to children around the globe with facial deformities. She has traveled to third world and developing countries making fund raising films on their behalf.

Watch the whole ceremony from Variety’s livestream here:


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