In the Lifetime Movie Her Stolen Past, medical student Sonya Daniels returns home for her mother’s funeral. Her mother was attacked and killed in a parking lot. Police says she was “just at the wrong place at the wrong time.” But at her mother’s home, Sonya finds the birth certificate of a kidnapped baby (a girl who’s been missing for more than 20 years) in a closet. Now Sonya has two mysteries to solve (which, yes, are related). The movie is based on Lynette Eason’s Harlequin novel Her Stolen Past.
Sonya is portrayed by Shanice Banton. The 25-year-old Canadian-born actress is known for her roles on Murdoch Mysteries (Violet Hart, see photo below), Lost Girl (Iris/Nyx), Degrassi: The Next Generation (Marisol Lewis), in the TV series The Book of Negroes (Emily), and the 2016 film Race about Olympic athlete Jesse Owens (Banton plays Owen’s wife Ruth). Her Stolen Past premieres on Lifetime on Friday, February 2 at 8pm.