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Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Roma Downey will celebrate Padua’s dinner in honor Women’s Achievement

An Emmy-nominated actress and producer who starred for a decade in the blockbuster television series “Touched by an Angel” will alight on Wilmington’s Riverfront for Padua Academy’s annual dinner in honor of Women’s Achievement on May 2. 

The actress also played Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the miniseries “A Woman Named Jackie,” as well as appeared in movies “Monday After the Miracle,” “Keeping up with the Randalls,” and “Come Dance at My Wedding.”

Irish-born Roma Downey, who gained multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for playing the role of angel Monica in the CBS show, will headline the major fundraising event for the Catholic girl’s school, bringing her Christian-themed message to Chase Center attendees. 

For 10 years, Downey played the benevolent angel Monica on CBS’s hit show “Touched by an Angel”

Downey has been recognized by Variety as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As president of LightWorkers Media, a joint venture owned by MGM, Downey and her husband, producer Mark Burnett, produced “The Bible,” a History Channel series that was viewed by more than 100 million people in the US.  Downey played the role of Mary, mother of Jesus, in the series.

LightWorkers, which runs an inspirational website which shares content through storytelling and entertainment, also produced the feature film “Son of God” that became one of the highest grossing faith movie openings of all time.  Other credits for the wife-husband producing duo include “The Women of the Bible” for Lifetime, “The Dovekeepers” for CBS, “AD, The Bible Continues” for NBC and “Answered Prayers” for TLC.

Downey’s new book “Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us” was released March 6.

Past Women of Achievement honorees include columnist and White House speechwriter Peggy Noonan, adventurer and explorer Alison Levine, and model and businesswoman Kathy Ireland. Rooted in the Catholic faith, Padua Academy offers young women a transformational college preparatory education, challenging them to live Christ-centered lives of leadership and service. 

For tickets and sponsorship information, please click here or contact advancement@paduaacademy.org or call 302-421-2778.

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