Bitty Schram is a Golden Globe-nominated American actress best known for her role as Evelyn, the baseball-playing single mother who makes the mistake of crying in front of manager Tom Hanks during a baseball game, in the movie A League of Their Own.
She is also known for her starring role as Sharona Fleming in the comedy-drama mystery series Monk. Born in New York City, Schram attended the University of Maryland and has worked steadily in film ever since.
She is best known for her film debut role as Evelyn Gardner, the sobbing right-fielder who was reminded by Tom Hanks that there's no crying in baseball in Penny Marshall's box office hit A League of Their Own.
Schram followed up that success with numerous critically-acclaimed films, including Kissing A Fool, with David Schwimmer; One Fine Day, with Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney; Marvin's Room, with Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton; The Pallbearer, with Gwyneth Paltrow and Toni Collette; Caught, with Edward James Olmos; Dennis Hopper's Chasers; The Night We Never Met, with Matthew Broderick; Fathers and Sons, with Jeff Goldblum; and Cleopatra's Second Husband.
Schram was also seen in Sure Hand of God and in Unconditional Love, with Kathy Bates.
Schram is also an accomplished stage actor, having appeared as one of the original cast members of the hit Broadway production of Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor with Nathan Lane; in the off-Broadway productions of Blackout and One Acts by Warren Leight; and in regional productions including Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.