'Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story': Release date, plot and all you need to know about the film

She tore the newborn from her mother's arms and fled before the police could even have any idea of the incident.

                            'Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story': Release date, plot and all you need to know about the film
Niecy Nash and Rayven Ferrell (Lifetime)

Several years ago, Kamiyah Mobley was abducted from a Florida hospital by a seemingly harmless woman pretending to be a nurse. She snatched the newborn from her mother's arms and fled before the police could be alerted.

Years later, the daughter discovers the truth. But that is only the beginning of the story. A 'Ripped from the Headlines' feature, 'Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story' tells the gut-wrenching story of a woman's desperation. Here is everything you need to know about the movie. 

Release date

'Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story' will premiere on January 18, 2020, at 8/7c. 

The movie premiere is followed by the screening of the companion documentary, 'Beyond the Headlines: The Kamiyah Mobley Story with Robin Roberts', where "Kamiyah Mobley, now 21, sits down exclusively with the award-winning journalist for a revealing interview about life since her true identity was exposed" airing at 10 pm. 


According to the official synopsis for the movie, "In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (Niecy Nash), reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from her home in South Carolina and walked into a Jacksonville, Florida hospital posing as a nurse and took newborn Kamiyah Mobley (Rayven Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley’s (Ta’Rhonda Jones) arms. By the time police were alerted, Gloria was long gone. Renaming the baby Alexis, Gloria raised her as her own, providing her with unconditional love and nurturing. It wasn’t until years later, when Alexis applied for her first job and couldn’t provide a social security card or a birth certificate, that she realized something was wrong. As questions mounted, Gloria was forced to tell Alexis the truth, that she was really Kamiyah Mobley and abducted as a baby. Despite discovering the mother she knew was really her kidnapper, Alexis kept the secret as long as she could until an anonymous tip soon led to Gloria’s arrest and their world came tumbling down."


Niecy Nash as Gloria Williams

Niecy Nash attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) 

Nash plays the role of Gloria Williams, who kidnaps Mobley when she is only eight hours old. The Emmy Award-winner is best known for hosting 'Clean House', for her role of Denise Ortley in 'Getting On', she received two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominations. For her work on 'When They See Us', she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. 

Rayven Ferrell as Kamiyah Mobley

Rayven Ferrell attends the Lifetime special screening: Robin Roberts Presents 'Stolen By My Mother, The Kamiyah Mobley Story' on January 13, 2020, in New York City. (Getty Images) 

Ferell plays the titular role of Kamiyah Mobley. The actress guest-starred in 'Chicago PD' and has appeared on 'Star', 'Greenleaf' and 'Complications'. She is also known for her work in 'All Eyez on Me', where she played Tupac's sister, and 'The Hate U Give' and 'The Bobby Brown Story'. 


'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts serves as an executive producer for the movie alongside Linda Berman, Michele Samit, Richard Kletter and Gary Randall. The script is written by Samit and Kletter, directed by Jeffrey Byrd.


You can watch the trailer below.


In the heartbreaking trailer for the Lifetime movie, Kamiyah's real mother asks her, "Why do I have to compete with a kidnapper for your life?" In 1998, Kamiyah Mobley was kidnapped by a woman who was reeling with a miscarriage at that time. She raised the infant as her own daughter, nurturing her with love and comfort while hiding her real identity the entire time.

However, once Kamiyah realizes that her mother is not who she claims to be, she confronts her and the truth is out. But that marks only the beginning of a story that is seeking to give justice to the only one person who truly deserves it: Kamiyah Mobley. 

Where to watch

'Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story' premieres on January 18, 2020, at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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