Bitty Schram (Actress) - A League of Their Own, Monk
 
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Updated: 12/11/08

Name: Bitty Schram

Birth Name: Elizabeth Natalie Schram

Born: July 17, 1968, New York City, New York

Claim To Fame: She is best known for her film debut role in A League of Their Own (1992) as Evelyn Gardner, the teary-eyed right-fielder who was told by Tom Hanks that there is "No crying in baseball!"

She recently came back into the spotlight as Sharona Fleming on the award-winning TV series Monk (2002?2004) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

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Family Life: She is single with no children.

Info: Schram pursued roles in film, television, and Broadway theater before she was cast as 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!"

She followed that success with numerous critically-acclaimed films, including Cleopatra's Second Husband, Kissing A Fool, One Fine Day, Marvin's Room, The Pallbearer, Caught, Dennis Hopper's Chasers; The Night We Never Met, and Fathers & Sons.

In 2002, she returned to the spotlight with the lead role opposite Tony Shalhoub on the USA comedy series Monk. She turned the show into a hit before being released by the USA Network mid-way through the show's third season over a salary dispute.

Also 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.

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Trivia: Attended the University of Maryland with a tennis scholarship and graduated with a degree in advertising design.

Is left-handed.

Likes to travel and has been to many exotic places including Spain, Belgium, Venezuela and Russia.

Was in a TV commercial for Bud Light in 1999.

Was asked to leave the show Monk over a salary dispute, just over the third season's halfway point.

Where Are They Now: In 2006, Schram appeared in two episodes of FX's crime drama "Thief" as an art gallery owner. She most recently appeared in the film A-List, and on television in 2007's You've Got a Friend.

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