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The Reason Jerrika Hinton Left Grey's Anatomy

Actor Jerrika Hinton joined the season 9 cast of the long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy in 2012 as Stephanie Edwards, one of a class of new surgical residents at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital, which would go on to become Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. Edwards became a mainstay on the show through the season 13 finale where her character's end was written differently from some other high profile Grey's exits (we miss you Lexie and Mark!). After suffering severe burns, instead of dying — which is how many characters leave — Stephanie quits medicine and heads off into the world to travel (via EW). But why did Hinton herself step back from the show?
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