Maia Chinassa Campbell (born November 26, 1976) is an American film, television actress and model. She is best known for her role as Nicole on the 1994 FOX comedy-drama series South Central and her portrayal of Tiffany Warren in the NBC/UPN sitcom In the House for three seasons (1995–1998).

Early life and Career

Born in Takoma Park, Maryland, Campbell is the daughter of author Bebe Moore Campbell and Tiko Campbell, an architect and author from Washington, D.C. Although Campbell has become best known for her role as the witty adolescent daughter on the series In the House, she has been frequently seen on television. She was featured in a regular role as Nicole in the short-lived Fox series South Central, portraying Larenz Tate's girlfriend, and also had a guest role in Thea. She also had a minor role in John Singleton's Poetic Justice, with Janet Jackson, playing the role of Lucky's (played by Tupac Shakur) cousin in Oakland. Campbell also hosted the young adult magazine show Twenty-four/Seven in 1995. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.

Personal life

Campbell was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a fact she hid from the public during her career. After the birth of her daughter, Campbell, stopped treatment for her bipolar disorder, became addicted to drugs and was arrested multiple times for car theft, drug possession and prostitution. Viral videos that appeared on the Internet showed Maia disheveled and acting erratically. In 2010, Maia was arrested for theft and sent to a mandatory mental health facility. In 2012, having been sober for two years, she voluntarily lived in a residential treatment center in hopes of transitioning to living on her own. Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant sat down with Campbell on her televised show, "Iyanla: Fix My Life" on the OWN network. During the interview, Vanzant briefly reunited Campbell with her twelve-year-old daughter to help her process the guilt and shame of her past and move on to a more healthy future. In 2015, Campbell was arrested in Riverdale, GA where the former actress was allegedly causing a scene. Officers gave her a chance to leave on her own, but she refused. She was charged with disorderly conduct. Later that year she was arrested in a Burger King restaurant in Atlanta GA after verbally attacking a family and accusing their child of stealing her wallet.


1993Poetic JusticeShante
1993TheaAlisonEpisode: "Dirty Laundry"
1994South CentralNicole5 episodes
1995–1998In the HouseTiffany Warren76 episodes
1996–1997Beverly Hills, 90210Mariah Murphy2 episodes
1997MoeshaTammyEpisode: "Double Date"
1998KinfolksLissaAlternative title: Parental Guidance
1998Sister, SisterShaylaEpisode: "The Grass Is Always Finer"
1999Trippin'Cinny Hawkins
2000Seventeen AgainAshley
2001The LuauShyann
2002The TrialTracy
2003With or Without YouTeresa
2004Sweet Potato PieKadjaDirect-to-DVD release
2005Friends and LoversLisaDirect-to-DVD release
2007Sorority Sister SlaughterRose
2012Iyanla: Fix My LifeHerselfSeason 1, Episode 12: "Fix My Celebrity Life"

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryTitle of workResult
1996Young Artist AwardBest Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy SeriesIn the HouseNominated