The American singer Vitamin C was born Colleen Fitzpatrick in New Bridge, New Jersey in 1972. She began her singing career in 1991 after forming the alternative rock band Eve's Plum with guitarist Michael Kotch. A year later the band secured a record deal and released two albums both of which failed to make an impression on the mainstream charts and their label terminated the contract in 1995. The band continued until 1998 at which point they all went their separate ways. Fitzpatrick re-launched herself as a pop/dance singer and signed a solo deal with Elektra releasing two albums with them, 'Vitamin C' in 1999 and 'More' in 2001. The first album produced two notable singles, 'Smile' and 'Graduation (Friends Forever)' both of which performed well in the charts. The second album produced the single 'Itch 'which became a hit in Australia but unfortunately the album didn't sell particularly well and the artist was dropped by Elektra. Fitzpatrick has built up a very successful parallel career as an actress and has featured in numerous films and TV productions. She has also continued her interest in the music business and has written and co-written a number of tracks for other artists many of which have been featured in film soundtracks.