The Latest: Kelli Giddish, 42, announced that she's enjoying the series Law & Order: SVU in an Instagram post on Wednesday, ahead of the NBC crime drama's 24th season this fall.  She was photographed earlier this month on set in New York.

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Kelli Giddish is leaving Law & Order: SVU after 12 seasons as Det. Amanda Rollins: ‘One of the greatest joys and privileges of my life’

  • The 42-year-old actress will appear on the show’s 24th season this fall.
  • He took to Instagram to confirm that he was leaving the series.
  • Giddish started playing Det. Amanda Rollins on the show’s 13th season in 2011
  • “Playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life,” Giddish said.

Kelli Giddish announced she’s leaving Law & Order: SVU in an Instagram post on Wednesday, ahead of the NBC crime drama’s 24th season this fall.

The 42-year-old actress, who began playing the role of Det. Amanda Rollins on the show’s 13th season in 2011, said that she “wanted to address the talk [she’s] seen online and let everyone know that this will in fact be [her] last season on Law & Order: SVU.’

The Cumming, Georgia native said she “has been very fortunate to be a part of the Law & Order family for the past 12 years” and that “playing Rollins has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of [her] life.’

The Latest: Kelli Giddish, 42, announced that she’s enjoying the series Law & Order: SVU in an Instagram post on Wednesday, ahead of the NBC crime drama’s 24th season this fall. She was photographed earlier this month on set in New York.

She continued, “There’s just no other character on TV like Rollins. She’s grown and changed, and so have I. I started on this show in my early 20s and I’m grateful to have spent so many years of my adult life with Rollins.” in my life.

Giddish thanked show creator Dick Wolf, star/producer Mariska Hargitay, executive producer Peter Jankowski, executive producer Warren Leight, NBC and Universal Television in her statement.

Giddish also thanked his ‘co-stars, every crew member and every writer here for our amazing work together these last 12 years’.

She added: ‘I’m so excited to take all the things I’ve learned in my time at SVU and put it into everything to come… #SVU.’

Giddish, who began playing the role of Det.  Amanda Rollins on the show's 13th season in 2011 said that

Giddish, who began playing the role of Det. Amanda Rollins on the show’s 13th season in 2011, said that she “wanted to address the talk [she’s] seen online and let everyone know that this will in fact be [her] last season in Law & Order: SVU’

Giddish was spotted on set in New York with Mariska Hargitay earlier this month.

Giddish was spotted on set in New York with Mariska Hargitay earlier this month.

Insiders told Entertainment Weekly that the final episode with Giddish will come midway through the show’s upcoming season.

Rollins’ character will go through a traumatic event in the show’s next year, insiders told TV Line.

David Graziano, the long-running series’ new showrunner, addressed fans upset with the news in the comments section of Giddish’s post, praising the actress for her talent and professionalism.

“You can take a moment to consider the idea that things are more complex than they seem in a world of emojis and tweets,” he said. ‘All I will say is that Kelli has handled this with the most incredibly graceful demeanor.

Insiders told Entertainment Weekly that the final episode with Giddish will come midway through the show's upcoming season.

Insiders told Entertainment Weekly that the final episode with Giddish will come midway through the show’s upcoming season.

“She is, without a doubt, one of the best industry professionals I have met in my 24 years of writing for television. She saddens me about her imminent departure. It will be my lucky day if I ever write for her again.

Giddish made his first series appearance in the show’s eighth season in the 2007 episode Outsider.

News of Giddish’s departure from the show comes as NBC announced that in September it would air a three-hour special integrating all three active Law & Order series: the original show, SVU and Organized Crime.

Amid other changes to the shows include the departure of Anthony Anderson for season 22 of Law & Order, the addition of Mehcad Brooks to the series’ cast, and the addition of Molly Burnett to the SVU cast.

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