Initially famous for her YoungStar Award and Independent Spirit Award-nominated portrayal of Tammy Metzler in the 1999 Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon film Election, Campbell went on to play Julie Gold in 2001 movie The Safety of Objects and to appear in two episodes of the television series Freaks and Geeks.
She made her screen acting debut in a 1992, made-for-TV movie titled In the Best Interest of the Children.
She starred in and co-produced the 2002 feature film Junk.
She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2009, she married Daniel Papkin. She passed away unexpectedly in December 2020.
In The Safety of Objects, Campbell plays the daughter of Glenn Close's character.