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.