Elizabeth Natalie “Bitty” Schram is an American stage, TV, and film actor, best known for portraying Sharona Fleming in the American comedy–drama detective TV series ‘Monk.’ A graduate in advertising design from the ‘University of Maryland,’ Bitty forayed into show business and went on to make her mark in theater, TV programs, and films. Her breakthrough role was that of ‘Evelyn Gardner’ in the Tom Hanks-starrer 1992 American sports comedy–drama blockbuster ‘A League of Their Own.’ She began her TV career in the mid-1990s, and moving on, earned the most remarkable role of her career in the TV series ‘Monk.’ Her brilliant performance as ‘Sharona Fleming,’ a divorced single mother and a licensed vocational nurse, in the series, brought her widespread recognition and earned her a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination. Her stage pursuits include performing in several ‘Broadway,’ ‘Off-Broadway,’ and regional productions. The original ‘Broadway’ production of Neil Simon’s play ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’ featured her as ‘Helen.’ Over the years, she has appeared in numerous films that have featured some of the biggest names in Hollywood. These include the romantic comedy ‘The Pallbearer,’ starring David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the drama ‘Marvin’s Room,’ starring Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio.