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Leslie Jones to leave 'Saturday Night Live,' Variety reports

Posted at 1:32 PM, Aug 27, 2019

Leslie Jones will not return for the 45th season of "Saturday Night Live," according a report by Variety . Jones has been a cast member of SNL since 2014.

When Jones was hired in 2014, she was the oldest new cast member in the show's history at age 47.

During her tenure on Saturday Night Live, Jones was nominated for three Emmy Awards. She was nominated in 2017 and 2018 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Show. She also is up for an Emmy this year for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

Sources told Variety that Jones will do a Netflix comedy special. She is also slated to star in the upcoming sequel to "Coming to America."