Maia Campbell: Better Than Ever
According to reports, 40-year-old Maia Campbell of “In the House” fame is doing great. The daughter, friend and mother has been acting, teaching acting classes and was gearing up for a new role in an upcoming series on TV One, and she’s in the midst of good company as she continues on a more successful path as she deals with bipolar disorder.
In the series, Maia, who is the daughter of author Bebe Moore Campbell, works alongside Cherie Johnson of “Family Matters,” as well as Ken Lawson from “The Parkers.”
In the 1990s, Maia was a star on the rise, co-starring on the hit sitcom with LL Cool J and Debbie Allen. Then everything fell apart after she stopped treatment for her bipolar disorder, turned to drugs, and was arrested multiple times. 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.
After battling bipolar disorder and a drug addiction, Maia is got her life back on track by living at a residential treatment center before transitioning to living on her own. While there aren’t many specific details on this new series, the news is promising.
The mother and friend seems to be doing better than ever.
“I’m fine, I’m blessed, I’m great. I’m doing excellent,” Campbell, 36, told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “Things have been really, really good. They’ve all turned around. I’ve been blessed enough to get my own place. I’ve been spending time with my family. I’ve been in good health. I’ve just been counting my blessings. I’ve been attending church and going to meetings. I’ve been keeping my place clean, I’ve been driving and I’ve been doing some things in the entertainment industry.”
Campbell is also working with the National Association of Mental Illness, which works to increase awareness of mental…