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'Dying To Belong': Meet Shannen Doherty and other stars from Lifetime movie

Sororities, secrets and shocks all mingle in this thrilling remake of the 1997 'Dying To Belong' only on Lifetime
Shannen Doherty as Katherine in 'Dying To Belong' (Lifetime)
Shannen Doherty as Katherine in 'Dying To Belong' (Lifetime)

Lifetime is coming out with a new movie and it looks really promising. 'Dying To Belong', the 1997 classic, is getting a revamp and we're curious to see how they pull it off and if it does justice to the original.

'Dying To Belong' follows the story of shy freshman Riley whose mother Katherine was a legend in the Pi Gamma Beta sorority. Riley wants to follow in her mom's footsteps. In the process, she ends up befriending Olivia. Riley is overjoyed but not for long. The two friends are about to stumble into secrets darker than they had ever imagined. The sisterhood is more sinister than it appears with them exposed to the dangerous ritual of hazing. What lies in store for the friends? Now, let's meet the talented cast of 'Dying To Belong'.


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Jenika Rose as Riley

Jenika Rose is a Canadian actress. Rose was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Jenika Rose (Instagram)

She made her professional debut through an episode of the TV series named 'iZombie'. While she is just beginning her career, she has worked in films and TV series such as 'Nancy Drew', 'Trapped', 'Crimson Point', and more.

Shannen Doherty as Katherine

Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress. She made a name for herself as a child actress when she was just 11, starring in 'Little House on the Prairie' (1974) as Jenny Wilder. In 1982, Doherty had guest spots on TV series including 'Voyagers! 'and 'Father Murphy', which was created and produced by Michael Landon. Doherty's first major motion picture role was in the dark comedy 'Heathers', released in 1989.

Shannen Doherty attends the 9th Annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 05, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

She garnered worldwide attention and fame for her breakout role as Brenda Walsh in the Aaron Spelling-produced TV series 'Beverly Hills, 90210' in 1990. In 1991 and 1992, her portrayal of Brenda earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series. Most recently she has been a part of Lifetime projects.

Favour Onwuka as Olivia

Favour Onwuka is an Afro-Canadian actor, writer, and director. Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Onwuka always held a deep appreciation for the performing arts with her being regularly involved in her elementary school plays and subsequently performing in community theater productions.

Favour Onwuka (Instagram)

Later she was cast in various independent films, as well as a commercial for Much Music. Upon moving to Vancouver in 2017, Onwuka began to pursue acting professionally. She studied with Deb Podwoski, as well as Benjamin Ratner, with whom she continues to train with on a regular basis. Onwuka has written and directed several short films, including 'Everybody Says', 'Lights Camera Dream' and 'The Igloo', which won Best Ensemble at the Joey Awards. She has also appeared in national and international commercials for major brands including Nintendo and Samsung.



'Dying To Belong' will premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, October 9 at 8/7c.