That’s a wrap for Abby Elliott.
The 25-year-old comedienne is saying sayonara to NBC’s late night comedy sketch hour and leaving “Saturday Night Live” yet another member shy as they move closer to their 38th season.
Splitsider reports the news…
According to the comedy news site, Elliott will end her four year “SNL” stint and move on to other projects. The news comes as a bit of a shock to fans, as the remainder of the cast seemed likely to return after two other high profile sign-offs.
With their contracts up for renewal, both Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig announced their decision to leave the show earlier this year. Wiig, closed out in a memorable high school sing-along good-bye in the conclusion to Season 37.
Also rumored to potentially be jumping ship is Jason Sudeikis, who has been a full member of the cast since 2006.
Elliott joined “SNL” at the ripe age of 21. She was the first member of the second generation of the show. Her father, Chris Elliot appeared in the 1994-1995 season.
Abby’s memorable impersonations include Meryl Streep, Khloé Kardashian, Rachel Maddow, Zooey Deschanel, Anna Faris, and Angelina Jolie.
Like many of her predecessors who have left the long running series to move on the other things, it is likely that Elliott will take her talents to other areas of the television or feature film markets. She has co-starred in films like High Road and No Strings Attached, and has written for the web series “The Assistant” and “CollegeHumor Originals.”