Why did Nelle leave General Hospital?

GENERAL Hospital's most mysterious and hated character Janelle "Nelle" Benson departed the series last year.

Nelle's debut came in 2016, and it was revealed that she was the secret stepsister of Carly Corinthos.

Why did Nelle leave General Hospital?

According to celebdirtylaundry, actress Chloe Lanier, who plays Nelle in General Hospital, decided not to renew her contract in order to pursue new opportunities.

Outside of her role on General Hospital, Lanier has appeared in a number of films, including Binding Paper, North Blvd, Pie and Quail Lake.

In 2017, she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Nelle.

Lanier wrapped up filming for General Hospital in June 2020, and her character was killed off the show in August that same year.

Since Nelle's debut, she'd been causing nothing but drama and chaos for the Corinthos family.

Who is Nelle from General Hospital?

Lanier's character was introduced as a school teacher whose kidney was sold on the black market in order to save her niece, Josslyn's life.

There were speculations that she would be related to Pat Spencer since she previously played the younger version of her.

However it was revealed that Nelle was the daughter of Frank Benson and the adopted half-sister of Carly.

Throughout her run on the show, Nelle has a relationship with Carly's son, Michael, and she ends up pregnant with Michael's baby.

During her baby shower, Nelle fell down a flight of stairs at the Quartermaine Mansion after getting into an argument with Carly, sand blames her for the fall.

She's eventually sent to prison for her twisted schemes on the Corinthos family.

Nelle is eventually killed off in the show following a showdown with Clary in the woods.

During the showdown, Nelle fall off a cliff, Clary still tries to save her but it was too late.

How can I watch General Hospital?

General Hospital airs weekdays at 3pm on ABC.

The full series, all 58 season, are available to stream on ABC.com or on Hulu.

It remains unclear whether General Hospital will be renewed for another year following the conclusion of season 58.

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