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Bitty Schram

Elizabeth Natalie "Bitty" Schram (born July 17, 1968) is a Golden Globe nominated American actress.

Known for her role as Evelyn, the baseball-playing mother who makes the mistake of crying in front of manager Tom Hanks during a baseball game in Penny Marshall's A League of Their Own (1992), Bitty Schram also played Sharona Fleming in the award-winning TV series Monk (2002–2004) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Biography

Career

Born in Mountainside, New Jersey, Bitty Schram studied at the University of Maryland on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising design. Having known for numerous years that she wanted to act, she pursued roles in both film and television as well as Broadway theater. The role that initially brought her note was Evelyn Gardner in the Penny Marshall directed film, A League of Their Own. Schram's character was the focus of the now famous line, "There's no crying in baseball!"

In 2002, Schram landed the lead role opposite Tony Shalhoub on the USA comedy series Monk. With a knack for comedy, she helped turn the show into a hit. USA Network released her mid-way through the show's third season stating they wanted to take the character in new directions. Some theorize, however, that her bid for a salary increase and to have production rights was met by termination. Sharona's character was replaced by Natalie Teeger, played by Traylor Howard.

Schram is an accomplished stage actress. She appeared as one of the original cast members in Neil Simon's hit Broadway production Laughter on the 23rd Floor with Nathan Lane. Bitty has worked with many household name actors such as Tom Hanks, Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Diane Keaton, and Kathy Bates. It has been confirmed Bitty will return in the 8th season on Monk. Her role is unknown.

Roles

TV roles

Year Show Role Other notes
1999 G vs E Ani
2001 Strong Medicine Juno Bouvoir
Roswell Bunny
2001-2002 Felicity Rita
2002-2004 Monk Sharona Fleming Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Comedy
2005 Kitchen Confidential Reese Ryder
2006 Thief Lila Granville
2007 You've Got a Friend Miss Nelson

Movie roles

Year Film Role Other notes
1992 Fathers & Sons Terry
A League of Their Own Evelyn Gardner
1993 The Night We Never Met Pharmacy Clerk
My Family Treasure Young Alexandra
1994 Chasers Flo
Full Cycle Sofie
1995 Long Island Fever Penny
1996 One Fine Day Marla
Marvin's Room Janine
The Pallbearer Lauren
Caught Amy
1998 Cleopatra's Second Husband Hallie
Kissing a Fool Vicki Pelam
2001 The Tag Gina
Destiny
2002 Unconditional Love Waitress
2004 The Sure Hand of God Christine Bigbee
2006 A-List Samantha

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