Bitty Schram

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Bitty Schram
Born Elizabeth Natalie Schram
(1968-07-17) July 17, 1968 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992 – present

Elizabeth Natalie "Bitty" Schram (born July 17, 1968) is an American actress most widely known for having played Sharona Fleming in the television series Monk.

Born in Mountainside, New Jersey, Schram studied at the University of Maryland on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising design. Having known for a number of 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, the Rockford Peaches' right fielder, in the Penny Marshall directed film A League of Their Own. Schram's character was the focus of the now famous line uttered by manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), "There's no crying in baseball!"

During 1993-95, she had a role in the original Broadway production of Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor.[1]

In 2002, Schram landed a major role opposite Tony Shalhoub on the USA mystery series Monk. USA Network released her mid-way through the show's third season, stating they "decided to go in a different creative direction with some of its characters"; MSNBC reported that "some members of the series' supporting cast, including Schram, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford, attempted to renegotiate the terms of their contract" and cited Schram's departure as evidence of the industry's "hard line against raise-seeking actors who aren't absolutely essential to the show." Levine and Gray-Stanford remained on the show.[2] Natalie Teeger, played by Traylor Howard, replaced her character as Monk's assistant. Schram returned to Monk for an episode during the show's eighth and final season entitled "Mr. Monk and Sharona."[3]

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Television[edit]

List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
1999 G vs E Ani Episode: "Gee Your Hair Smells Evil"
2001 Strong Medicine Juno Bouvoir Episode: "Fix"
2001 Roswell Bunny Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
2001–2002 Felicity Rita Three episodes
2002–2004, 2009 Monk Sharona Fleming 39 Episodes; was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
2005 Kitchen Confidential Reese Ryder Guest appearance in the show's first episode
2006 Thief Lila Granville 2 Episodes
2009 Ghost Whisperer Jody Episode: "This Joint's Haunted"

Films[edit]

List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Fathers & Sons Terry
1992 A League of Their Own Evelyn Gardner
1993 Night We Never Met, TheThe Night We Never Met Pharmacy Clerk
1993 My Family Treasure Young Alexandra
1994 Chasers Flo
1994 Full Cycle Sofie
1995 Long Island Fever Penny
1996 One Fine Day Marla
1996 Marvin's Room Janine
1996 Pallbearer, TheThe Pallbearer Lauren
1996 Caught Amy
1998 Cleopatra's Second Husband Hallie
1998 Kissing a Fool Vicki Pelam
2001 Tag, TheThe Tag Gina
2002 Unconditional Love Waitress
2004 Sure Hand of God, TheThe Sure Hand of God Christine Bigbee
2006 A-List Samantha
2007 You've Got a Friend Miss Jackie Nelson
2014 Moments of Clarity Officer Lori

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