General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Elizabeth Natalie Schram
- Net Worth: $2,5 Million
- Occupation: Actress
- Birthday: July 17, 1968
- Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
- Birth Sign: Cancer
- Marital status: Unmarried
Bitty Schram is an American actress who is best known for her roles in A League of Their Own and Monk. She has also appeared in movies such as One Fine Day, A-List, You’ve Got a Friend, The Sure Hand of God, and The Pallbearer, among others. She has played numerous types of characters throughout her career, showing that she is a very versatile actress.
Bitty Schram was born on July 17, 1968, as Elizabeth Natalie Schram, in Mountainside, New Jersey. Her father was a professional tennis player and her mother was a banker. She spent her childhood in New York City, and she was the second of four children. Her parents separated when she was just 10 years old. After she graduated from high school, she attended the University of Maryland on a tennis scholarship, eventually earning a bachelor’s degree in advertising design.
One of the roles Schram is most well known for was A League of Their Own, where she played the right-fielder Evelyn Gardner, to whom Tom Hanks’ character delivered the famous line, “There’s no crying in baseball!” She was also the personal assistant in the TV show Monk when the show first started. Some of her many roles include:
- Fathers & Sons, with Jeff Goldblum, in 1992
- The Night We Never Met, with Matthew Broderick, in 1993
- Chasers, with Dennis Hopper, in 1994
- Caught, with Edward James Olmos, in 1996
- One Fine Day, with Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney, in 1996
- The Pallbearer, with Toni Collette and Gwyneth Paltrow, in 1996
- Kissing a Fool, with David Schwimmer, in 1998
- Cleopatra’s Second Husband, in 1998
- A TV commercial for Bud Light in 1999
- Marvin’s Room with Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep, in 1999
- Unconditional Love, with Kathy Bates, in 2002
- The Sure Hand of God, in 2004
- A role in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, with Nathan Lane, a play by Neil Simon, on Broadway
- Off-Broadway roles in Blackout and One Acts by Warren Leight
- Many regional productions, including Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
An Award-Winning Actress
Schram has also been nominated and has won numerous awards for her acting skills, including:
- 2004 nominee for a Golden Globe for her role in Monk (Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical)
- 2015 nominee for a Maverick Movie Award for Moments of Clarity (Best Ensemble Acting: Feature), along with 20 other actors and actresses, such as Eric Roberts, Mackenzie Astin, Sophie Turner, Peter Oldring, Kristin Wallace, and others
In addition to her well-known work, her other credits include:
- My Family Treasure – 1993 (young Alexandra)
- Chasers – 1994 (waitress named Flo)
- Full Cycle – 1994 (Sofie)
- Long Island Fever – 1995 (Penny)
- Good Versus Evil – 1999 (Ani)
- Strong Medicine – 2001 (Juno Bouvoir)
- The Tag (short) – 2001 (Gina)
- Roswell – 2001 (Bunny)
- Destiny – 2001.
- Felicity – 2001-02 (Rita)
- Kitchen Confidential – 2005 (Reese Ryder)
- Thief (mini-series) – 2006 (Lila Granville)
- Ghost Whisperer – 2009 (Jody)
- Moments of Clarity – 2016 (Officer Lori)
She also appeared on The Rosie O’Donnell Show on July 29, 1996, and played Sharona Fleming at the beginning of the Monk series.
Monk and Other Roles
Many people wondered why Schram left the Monk series in the middle of the third season, and it was reported that her departure was due to unrealistic demands to her contract, most likely having to do with her salary, although this can be neither confirmed nor denied. Later on, during the last season of the show, Schram made a guest star appearance on an episode titled “Mr. Monk and Sharona.”
Schram has revealed little to nothing about her personal life, but it is assumed that the actress is still single. She loves to read and to cook and loves to experiment with many different types of cuisine. She showed an intense interest in acting and the glamorous life very early in life, so it is no surprise that she ended up as a successful actress. She has starred both on and off-Broadway, in television series, and in numerous movies, which is why her resume is so impressive.
This and That
Schram is a spunky, attractive actress who stands at 5’ 4” (some publications list it as 5’ 8”), and her net worth is estimated to be roughly $2.5 million. She has brown hair and blue eyes, and she has a presence on many social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. When it comes to her personal life, she is often tight-lipped; however, she has given many interviews about her time on Monk and the other work she’s done, enabling her fans to find out more about what makes her tick.
Bitty Schram is an actress that most people don’t forget as soon as they become familiar with her work. Playing lovable characters seems to be what she does best, but thanks to her varied experience, she has performed all types of characters in movies, television shows, and plays, much to the delight of her many fans.