Leslie Jones Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Five Seasons

Leslie Jones on Saturday Night Live (Credit: NBC)

Leslie Jones is moving on from Saturday Night Live.

The comedian and actress has decided to leave NBC’s late-night sketch series to focus on her growing film career, according to published reports.

The Ghostbusters actress is currently filming the Coming to America sequel alongside Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. She’s also had roles in the films Top Five, Trainwreck, and the recently released Angry Birds Movie 2.

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Earlier this month, Jones announced she’ll headline a comedy special for Netflix. The special will be filmed in Washington, D.C., and launch globally in 2020.

Jones has been a cast member on SNL since 2014. She joined the show as a writer before becoming a series regular.

SNL will return for a 45th season on September 28.