(LOS ANGELES) — Abby Elliott is the latest cast member to leave Saturday Night Live, the actress confirmed to Splitsider.com.
Elliott, 25, joined SNL in 2008 and portrayed a variety of famous faces including Zooey Deschanel, Khloe Kardashian, Christina Aguilera, Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie. She is the only second generation cast member. Her father, Chris Elliott, was on during the 1994-1995 season.
SNL’s cast has been dwindling lately. Kristin Wiig, who was on the show for seven seasons, left the show in May. Andy Samberg, who was also on the show for seven seasons, confirmed to the New York Times in June that he will not be returning. Both comedians have busy movie careers. Wiig was nominated for an Academy Award last year for her Bridesmaids screenplay, which she also starred in. Samberg has starred in films including That’s My Boy, The Watch and I Love You Man.
SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis may also be leaving the show. The comedian, who portrays presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the show, told the Los Angeles Times he hasn’t decided if he will return next season.
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