Abby Elliott Is Not Returning to ‘SNL’


Abby Elliott has confirmed that she’s leaving Saturday Night Live after four seasons. It’s a surprising move; while it’s known that Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg have left the show, and there’s been talk that Jason Sudeikis may leave as well, it seemed like the rest of the cast was all on board for the new season.

Joining the cast as a featured player in 2008, she was one of the show’s youngest performers ever at age 21 as well as being the first second-generation castmember in the show’s history — her dad, Chris Elliott, was on during the 1994-1995 season.

Abby had a number of memorable impressions on the show, including Angelina Jolie, Rachael Maddow, Anna Faris, Meryl Streep, Zooey Deschanel and Khloé Kardashian. She also recently co-wrote and starred in the Above Average series The Assistant and co-starred in Matt Walsh’s High Road. Here are some of her best moments from the show and The Assistant: