Minor Character: Las Vegas
Nancy brass
Name Nancy Brass
Gender Female
Family Jim Brass (ex-husband)
Ellie Brass (daughter)
City Las Vegas
Status Deceased
Portrayed By Annabella Sciorra
First Appearance Skin in the Game

Nancy Brass was the ex-wife of Jim Brass and the mother of Ellie Brass; she was often mentioned by Jim throughout the many seasons of CSI; however, she made her official debut in "Skin in the Game", coming to the crime lab receiving a ransom for Ellie.


While married to Jim Brass, she had an affair with New Jersey Vice cop Mike O'Toole, which resulted in the birth of Ellie Brass. Jim ended up divorcing her after finding out about the affair.

Season Thirteen[]

Skin in the Game[]

Nancy arrived in Las Vegas after receiving a ransom for her daughter, Ellie. She was last seen in Jim's arms, crying as Morgan has been kidnapped by the serial killer.

Season Fourteen[]

The Devil and D.B. Russell[]

Nancy consoled Jim about Ellie and how it was they that messed things up, leading Ellie to make mistakes as well; however, the team soon discovered that Matthew and Ellie were intimately involved and she brought Matthew home to Nancy. Knowing that Nancy could identify Matthew, she was stabbed to death by her own daughter, Ellie.

Nancy's body was later found by Jim, who confronted Ellie while being held at gunpoint. Jim said that Nancy was the only woman that he ever loved, and as Ellie was arrested, he looks down at her dead body.

At the end of the episode, most of the CSI team attended Nancy's funeral and Jim had been seen deeply saddened, not withstanding the fact that Nancy had cheated on him.


CSI:Crime Scene Investigation
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Season 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X N/A 1
Season 14 X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 1
Total 2