In the Elementary episode ‘It Serves You Right to Suffer’, Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis) turns to Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) when he’s framed for a gang killing. If they don’t find the real murderer before he’s arrested – in three days, Shinwell will be sent back to jail. NYPD Detective Cosa is on the case.
Detective Cosa is portrayed by Debi Mazar. The native New Yorker is known for her roles on Younger (Maggie), Entourage (Shauna), and L.A. Law and Civil Wars (as Denise Iannello), among others. Mazar is also well recognized for her roles in the films Goodfellas (Ray Liotta’s mistress Sandy), Jungle Fever (Denise), Little Man Tate (Gina), Singles (Brenda), Malcolm X (Peg), The Insider (Debbie De Luca), and Batman Forever (Spice). Elementary airs Sundays at 10pm on CBS.