Bertram was born in Toronto, Ontario, and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She earned her degree in history from the University of Guelph. She has two younger sisters named Heather (born 1981) and Jennifer (born 1984), who are also actresses. In 1997, Bertram was a ceramics instructor at Kilcoo Camp. She also used to sing in the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus. Bertram is portraying Hollly in Random Acts of Romance.
Her credits include the TV series Ready or Not, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Seasons of Love, and Andromeda as Trance Gemini, and the movies Night of the Twisters, and Dear America: So Far From Home. She was a series regular on Season 2 of Robson Arms.
Bertram is a licensed high school teacher; in addition, she also teaches young actors at Biz Studio in Vancouver.