Who is Bitty Schram? Wiki Bio
Elizabeth Natalie ‘Bitty’ Schram was born in Mountainside, New Jersey USA, on 17 July 1968, so her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who gained recognition through portraying Sharon Fleming in the series “Monk”.
Childhood and education
Bitty was raised alongside her sibling in Mountainside by their father, who was a tennis player and their mother who was a banker; the two divorced when Bitty was 10. She grew up wanting to become an actress, watching movies and TV series with her parents, but after enrolling at a local high school, Bitty started playing tennis and excelling at it, winning competitions organized in New Jersey.
At the same time, she was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in most of the plays performed there.
Upon matriculation, Bitty received an offer from the University of Maryland to study there for free if she would play for their tennis team. She continued working on her acting skills while there, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1990.
Roles in films
Bitty worked several jobs to financially support herself, before she made her debut film appearance as Terry in the crime drama movie “Fathers & Sons” in 1992, followed by her roles in “A League of Their Own”, “The Night We Never Met”, and “My Family Treasure”.
She gained recognition in 1994 when she portrayed Flo in the comedy film “Chasers”, followed by her lead role in the film “Full Cycle”.
Bitty was praised for her portrayal of Amy in the “Caught” erotic thriller movie in 1996, starring Edward James Olmos, Arie Verveen and Maria Conchita, and which follows an affair of a married woman with a man who had just moved to her town. In the same year, Bitty appeared in “The Pallbearer”, “Marvin’s Room”, and “One Fine Day”, but her next notable performance was in the romantic comedy movie “Kissing a Fool” in 1998, which starred David Schwimmer (star of the sitcom “Friends”), Mili Avital and Jason Lee, and which follows a man who convinces his best friend to try and seduce his fiancée.
She went on to appear in “Cleopatra’s Second Husband” in 1998, “The Tag” in 2001, and “Unconditional Love” in 2002. Some of Bitty’s later appearances in movies have been in “The Sure Hand of God” in 2004, “A-List” in 2006, and “Moments of Clarity” in 2016, for which she was jointly nominated for a Maverick Movie Award for the Best Ensemble Acting. She has also starred in several Broadway plays, including “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” which turned out to be a hit, while she has also starred in many off-Broadway plays too, such as “Blackout” and “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground” among others.
Roles in TV series
Bitty made her debut TV series appearance in “Long Island Forever” in 1995, before being cast to portray Ani in the episode “Gee Your Hair Smells Evil” in the supernatural comedy series “G vs E” in 1999.
She appear in single episodes of “Strong Medicine” and “Roswell”, before being invited to act as Rita in three episodes of the drama series “Felicity” in 2001 and 2002.
Bitty became famous worldwide after she started playing Sharona Fleming in the comedy drama detective series “Monk”, which starred Tony Shalhoub as Andrian Monk as well as Jason Gray-Stanford and Ted Levine, and which follows a San Francisco detective who is suffering from the obsessive compulsive disorder. Bitty was shooting for the series from 2002 to 2009, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical).
In 2005, she appeared in the episode “Exile on Main Street” of the sitcom “Kitchen Confidential”, while other appearances in TV series have been in “Thief” in 2006 and “Ghost Whisperer” in 2009.
Love life and relationships
There are many rumors circulating the internet concerning Bitty’s sexual orientation and whether or not she is a married woman. She has been keeping the details of her personal life to herself since she began acting, but it is believed that she was having an affair with Tony Shalhoub alongside whom she starred in the series “Monk”. Tony married his wife Brooke Adams in 1992 long before he was linked to Bitty, and although many people still believe that Tony and Bitty had a fling, they have both denied the rumors.
Tony is still married to Brooke, and they have two kids together. There are also rumors that Bitty is lesbian, and that she was seen being rather too close with a woman, while other rumors claim that she married her college sweetheart sometime in 2016, but is keeping her husband away from the spotlight. Bitty currently appears to be single, hasn’t married, and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Bitty likes to read in her spare time, and two of her favorite writers are J.K. Rowling and Agatha Christie while her favorite books include “The Lord of the Rings”, “Harry Potter”, and “Murder on the Orient Express”.
She has her own favorites when it comes to actors and actresses, some of whom are Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep while some of her favorite movies include “Inception”, “Shutter Island”, and “The Devil Wears Prada”. Bitty was keen on working out during her 20s and 30s, and had two to four training sessions at the gym each week while she was also playing tennis and table tennis, however, she no longer goes to the gym, but is still occasionally playing tennis.
She is a lover of animals, and her favorites are horses and dogs.
Bitty’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been all around the US, mostly for work, but has visited several countries in Europe for pleasure such as Switzerland, England and France, while her dream travel destination is Venice in Italy.
Appearance and net worth
Bitty is 51 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall, and weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2.5 million.