Maia Campbell

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Maia Campbell
Born Maia Chinassa Campbell
(1976-11-26) November 26, 1976 (age 39)
Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.
Alma mater Spelman College
Years active 1993–present
Known for Tiffany Warren – In the House
Spouse(s) Elias Gutierrez (m. 1998–2002)
Children 1
Parent(s) Bebe Moore Campbell
Tiko Campbell

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[edit]

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.[1][2] 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[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Poetic Justice Shante
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"
1999 Trippin' Cinny Hawkins
2000 Seventeen Again Ashley
2001 The Luau Shyann
2002 The Trial Tracy
2003 With or Without You Teresa
2004 Sweet Potato Pie Kadja Direct-to-DVD release
2005 Friends and Lovers Lisa Direct-to-DVD release
2005 Envy
2007 Sorority Sister Slaughter Rose
2012 Iyanla: Fix My Life Herself Season 1, Episode 12: "Fix My Celebrity Life"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work Result
1996 Young Artist Award Best Performance by a Young Actress – TV Comedy Series In the House Nominated


  1. ^ Concepcion, Mariel (2006-11-28). "Journalist Bebe Moore Campbell Dies". Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  2. ^ Fox, Margalit (2006-11-28). "Bebe Moore Campbell, Novelist of Black Lives, Dies at 56". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
  3. ^ OWN. "'In the House' Star Maia Campbell Opens Up About Bipolar Disorder (VIDEO)". Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  4. ^ 1. "'In The House' Star Maia Campbell - Arrested At Waffle House & Burger King ... Calls Cop a Fa**ot!". Retrieved 2016-06-24. 

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