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.
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.
|1993||Thea||Alison||Episode: "Dirty Laundry"|
|1994||South Central||Nicole||5 episodes|
|1995–1998||In the House||Tiffany Warren||76 episodes|
|1996–1997||Beverly Hills, 90210||Mariah Murphy||2 episodes|
|1997||Moesha||Tammy||Episode: "Double Date"|
|1998||Kinfolks||Lissa||Alternative title: Parental Guidance|
|1998||Sister, Sister||Shayla||Episode: "The Grass Is Always Finer"|
|2003||With or Without You||Teresa|
|2004||Sweet Potato Pie||Kadja||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2005||Friends and Lovers||Lisa||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2007||Sorority Sister Slaughter||Rose|
|2012||Iyanla: Fix My Life||Herself||Season 1, Episode 12: "Fix My Celebrity Life"|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Category||Title of work||Result|
|1996||Young Artist Award||Best Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy Series||In the House||Nominated|