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 is 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 Cleopatra's Second Husband, with Paul Hipp
; Kissing A Fool, with David Schwimmer
and Jason Lee
; One Fine Day, with Michelle Pfeiffer
and George Clooney
; Marvin's Room, with Meryl Streep
and Diane Keaton
; The Pallbearer, with Gwyneth Paltrow
and David Schwimmer; Caught, with Edward James Olmos
; Dennis Hopper
's Chasers; The Night We Never Met, with Matthew Broderick
and Annabella Sciorra
; and Fathers & Sons, with Jeff Goldblum
. Schram will also be seen in the upcoming The Sure Hand of God, with Gail O'Grady
and Unconditional Love with Kathy Bates
On television, Schram has appeared in several critically-acclaimed series, including Felicity, Roswell, and Strong Medicine.
Schram is also an accomplished stage actor, having appeared as one of the original cast members in the Broadway hit, Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor; with Nathan Lane; Off-Broadway's Blackout and One Acts by Warren Leight; as well as regional productions including Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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