a/k/a Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story
Release Date: 1/18/20; Lifetime
Genre: Drama/Based on a true story
Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd
Studio(s): Lincoln Square Productions, Rock’n Robin, Lifetime Network
Running Time: Unknown
Cast: Niecy Nash, Rayven Ferrell, Ta’Rhonda Jones
Story: Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story, is the first movie greenlit by Lifetime under the Robin Roberts Presents movie and documentary banner, from Rock’n Robin and Lincoln Square Productions. The film portrays the true story of a young woman who discovers at age 18, she was abducted as a baby and the family she knew to be hers, wasn’t hers at all. The film will be followed by a companion documentary featuring the real-life people depicted in the movie.
In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (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 (Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley’s (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. After confronting Gloria, Alexis learned 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. Source: Black Film. Photo Source: Deadline/Lifetime.