3rd Rock from the Sun
Nina Campbell
Nina Campbell






Administrative Assistant

First Appearance

Brains and Eggs

Final Appearance

The Thing That Wouldn't Die (Part 2)

Portrayed By

Simbi Khali

Doctor Solomon, when I look at you I don't see colour. I see a jackass

–Nina Campbell to Dick Solomon

Nina Campbell is Dick and Mary's administrative assistant, who often has to put up with Dick demanding things of her that she’s not paid to do (such as taking his car to have its tires rotated) to which she takes a no-nonsense stance. Nina is very assertive and often has a sardonic sense of humor typically aimed in Dick's direction.


She has a generally sociable relationship with Mary, who was her first supervisor. Later, when Dick was assigned to the office and Nina's workload doubled, but her pay did not. Perhaps it is because of this that Nina dislikes Dick so much. She calls him immature and is very cynical and sardonic whenever she’s around him. But Dick also ill-treats her; instead of treating her like a human-being, he decides that assistant means slave. Dick often attempts to send her on errands, such as doing his dry cleaning, or driving him to the doctor, or even ordering and picking up meals for him. At one point, Dick fired Nina. But she still had her job with Mary.

Nina also had a short relationship with Harry Solomon, before chasing him out of her apartment after searching for the money he would’ve left under her pillow. Harry would’ve left the money there in lieu of the tooth fairy, but Nina misinterpreted the gesture.

Sally Solomon considers Nina to be one of her best friends and often goes to her for advice. Nina not only advises Sally but she advises Mary as well. In fact, after Mary found out Dick was married, it was Nina who encouraged Mary to go out with Dick again after his wife left. She’s often very firm whenever she’s advising Mary, but she has almost always been right in her judgment.


Nina works at the University, despite the meager pay that she often grumbles about, because she’s permitted to take free classes.

Alternate Universe

In the episode Dick'll Take Manhattan, Dick is a lawyer and when he attends court he faces Judge Campbell. She comes across much more professional and hard-nosed than the Nina Campbell back home.