- Kelli Giddish was a long-time member of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- She played series favorite "Amanda Rollins"
- Now she has announced her exit from the series
Since 2011, Kelli Giddish (42) has played the role of detective "Amanda Rollins" in Law & Order: SVU and has become a crowd favorite. But as Hello! reports, she will give up her mark in the first half of the new season. Now, Kelli has turned to her fans via Instagram and confirmed that she will be leaving the series after season 12.
Kelli Giddish quits Law & Order: SVU
"I wanted to address the chatter I’ve seen online and let everyone know that this will, indeed, be my last season on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’ Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life. I’ve been so fortunate to be a part of the ‘Law & Order’ family for the last 12 years. There is simply no other character on TV like Rollins."
The void left by the actress will be difficult to fill. We are curious if Law & Order: SVU newcomer Molly Burnett (34) will succeed as Detective "Grace Muncy".
Kelli Giddish doesn't give the exact reason for Law & Order: SVU exit
Kelli Giddish doesn't give the exact reason behind her surprise Law & Order: SVU exit. Showrunner David Graziano (50) expressed his sadness at her exit in the comments below her post. However, his reply to a comment from a follower caused some confusion among some fans.
To learn more about the story, check out the video above. It remains to be seen whether Kelli Giddish's fans will get an explanation for the exit.