Season 24 of Law & Order: The SVU is the last season for the show's main character Kelli Giddish Kelli Giddish, who announced that she will leave in the course of more than 10 years.

The actress of 42, who plays detective Amanda Rollins on the NBC series, opened her statement in an interview

on Wednesday by saying "I wanted to comment on the conversations I've read online and inform everyone that this is going to be the last season of my appearance for Law & Order: the SVU.

Playing Rollins has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding advantages of my life. I've been extremely fortunate to be part of this Law & Order family for the past 12 years.

There's no other character on television like Rollins. She's matured and changed and I've too.

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I began watching this program when I was in my mid-late 20s, and I'm thankful I was able to spend many years of my adult life with Rollins in my life." she added.