- 1 Who is Bitty Schram?
- 2 How rich is she, as of now? Bitty Schram Net Worth
- 3 Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
- 4 Rise to Fame
- 5 Continued Success
- 6 Roles in the Late 1990s and Early 2000s
- 7 Worldwide Recognition and “Monk”
- 8 Further Work
- 9 Appearance and Vital Statistics
- 10 Personal Life
Who is Bitty Schram?
Elizabeth Natalie ‘Bitty’ Schram was born on 17 July 1968 under the zodiac sign of Cancer, in Mountainside, New Jersey USA. She is a 53-year-old retired actress, probably still best recognized for landing the role of Evelyn Gardner in the sports comedy-drama film “A League Of Their Own” (1992), and featuring as Sharona Fleming in the USA Network comedy-drama mystery series “Monk” (2002-2009).
How rich is she, as of now? Bitty Schram Net Worth
As of early 2022, Bitty Schram’s net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment.
Monk star Bitty Schram might look familiar to fans of the movie "A League of Their Own." She played the teary-eyed right-fielder who was told by Tom Hanks that there is "No crying in baseball!"
She garnered 28 television and film acting credits during the time her career was active from the early 1990s to the mid-2010s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Bitty Schram spent her early years in her hometown of Mountainside, where she was raised by her father who was a tennis player, and her mother who worked as a banker. The names of her parents aren’t revealed to the public, nor of her three siblings, one elder and two younger. Her parents divorced when she was ten. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and follows Judaism. Regarding her education, Bitty enrolled into the University of Maryland, which she attended on a tennis scholarship, and obtained her degree in Advertising Design.
Rise to Fame
Bitty Schram developed her love for acting at a very young age, so she decided to pursue a professional acting career right after graduation. She made her debut feature film appearance when she took the role of Terry in the crime drama film “Fathers & Sons”, which was written and directed by Paul Mones; the film was released in 1992, and stars Rory Cochrane and Jeff Goldblum. Her first major role that represents her big break in the world of entertainment came later that year, when she played Evelyn Gardner in the sports comedy-drama film “A League Of Their Own”, directed by Penny Marshall.
She shared the screen with such actors as Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty and Madonna – the famous line “There’s no crying in baseball!” was uttered by Tom Hanks to her character. The film was a huge box office hit, with more than $132 million grossed worldwide, and acquired a cult following.
Following its success, Bitty joined the original cast of the Broadway production of Neil Simon’s play “Laughter On The 23rd Floor”, next to Nathan Lane, from 1993 to 1995. Concurrently, she landed the small role of a pharmacy clerk in the romantic comedy film “The Night We Never Met”, which was followed by her portrayal of the young Alexandra in the adventure comedy film “My Family Treasure”, both in 1993.
The next year, she was cast as Flo in Dennis Hopper’s comedy film “Chasers”, and as Sofie in the film “Full Cycle”.
She made her debut TV appearance in 1995, when she had the part of Penny in the made-for-TV film “Long Island Fever”, directed by Stephen Surjik. In 1996, she featured as Amy in the erotic thriller film “Caught”, which was directed by Robert M. Young, and then landed the role of Lauren in the romantic comedy film “The Pallbearer”, in which she shared the screen with David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow and Toni Collette. During the same year, she also starred as Janine in the drama film “Marvin’s Room”, next to Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, and played Marla in Michael Hoffman’s romantic comedy film “One Fine Day”.
Roles in the Late 1990s and Early 2000s
In 1998, Bitty Schram landed the role of Vicki Pelam in the romantic comedy film “Kissing A Fool”, in which she again starred next to David Schwimmer. Her next project was the psychological drama “Cleopatra’s Second Husband”, in which she took the female lead role of Hallie Marrs opposite Paul Hipp; the film was written and directed by Jon Reiss and released also in 1998.
She then guest-starred in such TV series as “Good Vs Evil”, “Strong Medicine”, and “Rosewell”, before she booked the part of Gina in the short film “The Tag” in 2001. She then landed the supporting role of Rita in The WB’s drama series “Felicity” (2001-2002) and featured as a waitress in the comedy film “Unconditional Love” (2002).
Worldwide Recognition and “Monk”
Her most prominent role came in 2002, when she joined the main cast of the USA Network comedy-drama mystery series “Monk”, in which she starred as Sharona Fleming, the nurse of the title character portrayed by Tony Shalhoub. The series received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and for her performance, Bitty earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical). However, she was released from the show during its third season since the network “decided to go in a different creative direction with some of its characters”, according to Today. She later made a guest appearance in the final season’s episode “Mr. Monk And Sharona”, broadcast in 2009.
In 2004, Bitty Schram starred in the role of Christine Bigbee in the drama film “The Sure Hand Of God”, next to Gail O’Grady and Jennifer Morrison. Two years later, she featured as Lila Granville in two episodes of the FX thriller crime drama miniseries “Thief” and portrayed Samantha in the comedy-drama film “A-List”. She then had the part of Miss Jackie Nelson in the 2007 made-for-TV family film “You’ve Got A Friend”, alongside John Schneider. In 2009, she guest-starred in an episode of the CBS supernatural series “Ghost Whisperer”, after which she went on hiatus that lasted for seven years until 2016, returning in the adventure comedy film “Moments Of Clarity”, portraying Officer Lori.
It was her last appearance, since she retired from acting after that role; there’s no information on her recent endeavours.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Bitty Schram has long blonde-dyed hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.64m), weighs around 128lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 35-25-35, bra size 34C, dress size 6 (US), and shoe size 8 (US).
Bitty Schram isn’t very open when it comes to speak about her personal life and she tends to keep all the details about it away from the media. Nonetheless, it’s known that she’s never been married, and doesn’t have children. Her current relationship status is a mystery, since she now lives a very private life.