Bitty Schram

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Bitty Schram
BornElizabeth Natalie Schram
(1968-07-17) July 17, 1968 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1992 – present
 
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Bitty Schram
BornElizabeth Natalie Schram
(1968-07-17) July 17, 1968 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1992 – 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
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999G vs EAniEpisode: "Gee Your Hair Smells Evil"
2001Strong MedicineJuno BouvoirEpisode: "Fix"
2001RoswellBunnyEpisode: "Secrets and Lies"
2001–2002FelicityRitaThree episodes
2002–2004, 2009MonkSharona Fleming39 Episodes; was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy
2005Kitchen ConfidentialReese RyderGuest appearance in the show's first episode
2006ThiefLila Granville2 Episodes
2009Ghost WhispererJodyEpisode: "This Joint's Haunted"

Films[edit]

List of film performances
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Fathers & SonsTerry
1992A League of Their OwnEvelyn Gardner
1993Night We Never Met, TheThe Night We Never MetPharmacy Clerk
1993My Family TreasureYoung Alexandra
1994ChasersFlo
1994Full CycleSofie
1995Long Island FeverPenny
1996One Fine DayMarla
1996Marvin's RoomJanine
1996Pallbearer, TheThe PallbearerLauren
1996CaughtAmy
1998Cleopatra's Second HusbandHallie
1998Kissing a FoolVicki Pelam
2001Tag, TheThe TagGina
2002Unconditional LoveWaitress
2004Sure Hand of God, TheThe Sure Hand of GodChristine Bigbee
2006A-ListSamantha
2007You've Got a FriendMiss Jackie Nelson
2014Moments of ClarityOfficer Lori

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