Kristen Wiig leaves Saturday Night Live after seven years

Los Angeles: Actress and comedienne Kristen Wiig has ended her seven-year run on the popular TV show Saturday Night Live.

The 38-year-old starred in her last episode on May 19, joining the ranks of Gilda Radner, Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler as one of the unforgettable alums who made millions laugh on the comedy show.

"Kristen was talking about leaving a while ago. With her movie success, it`s no surprise," an insider said of the "Bridesmaids" star.

After joining the sketch comedy series in 2005, Wiig became a fan favorite thanks to her spot-on celebrity impressions (Kris Jenner, Bjork, Kathie Lee Gifford) and over-the-top characters (Target Lady, Gilly, Mindy Grayson).

She earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.

Wiig recently finished production on the movie "Imogen", and now that she`s done with Saturday Night Live, she plans to direct and "live in Paris and paint," she said in April. "I want to do a lot of different things."


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