ESSENCE.com's Exclusive Celebrity Portraits of 2013

Stars flocked to ESSENCE this year to share and celebrate their success. Check out our portrait gallery of the most interesting celebs to visit our offices in 2013.

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 17, 2013

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Jenifer Lewis stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new movie, The Magic City.

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Garcelle Beauvais stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new movie White House Down and her new children's book "I Am Mixed."

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Naomi Campbell stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new reality show, The Face.

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The gorgeous Kelly Rowland stops by ESSENCE for a special visit.  

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Cynthia Bailey and hubby Peter Thomas stop by ESSENCE to talk about this season of RHOA, their new book and more.

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Spike Lee stopped by the ESSENCE office for a visit.

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On top of her debut album Our Version of Events beating The Beatles' early sixties record for the most consecutive weeks spent on the U.K.'s top 10 list by a debut album, the 2014 ESSENCE Black Women in Music honoree has penned songs for the likes of Alicia Keys and Fantasia.

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Kimberly Elise stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new VH1 show, Hit The Floor.

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Meta Golding stops by ESSENCE to give us the scoop on her new film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Ashanti stops by ESSENCE to talk beauty, relationships and her upcoming album.

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South African songstress Simphiwe Dana stopped by ESSENCE for a visit. She also made her U.S debut at ESSENCE Festival this past summer.

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Erica Atkins-Campbell and Tina Atkins-Campbell of Mary Mary

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Toks Olagundoye stopped by ESSENCE to talk about her role on ABC's, The Neighbors.

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TGT stops by the ESSENCE office to show some love to the staff and give us a taste of the new album. (We love it!)

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Jody Watley stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new music.

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Lala Anthony stops by ESSENCE to talk about her latest projects.

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Fantasia Barrino stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new album, Side Effects Of You.

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Charlie Wilson stops by ESSENCE for a post birthday meet and greet, to chat about his new album and ESSNCE Festival 2013!

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Tristan “Mack” Wilds stops by ESSENCE to have lunch with the staff and to give us a preview of his new album.

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Keshia Knight Pulliam stops by ESSENCE to talk about being a cast member of ABC's Splash

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South African artist Lira and her band stop by ESSENCE to give us a taste of her new music.

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Tony Kgoroge stopped by ESSENCE to talk about his role in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

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Folk Singer Valerie June stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new album.

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Tika Sumpter stops by ESSENCE for a visit.

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S. Epatha Merkerson stopped by the ESSENCE office for a visit. 

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Celebrity trainer Dolvett Quince of NBC's The Biggest Loser stopped by ESSENCE to meet the staff.

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Kearran Giovanni of TNT's Major Crimes stopped by ESSENCE to give us the scoop the final 8 episodes of season 2.

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Chrisette Michele stops by ESSENCE to talk about her upcoming performance at this year's ESSENCE Festival and more.

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Amel Larrieux stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new Album, Ice Cream Everyday.

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Michelle Williams stops by ESSENCE for a special visit and lunch with the staff.

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Tyrese Gibson and Rev. Run of Run DMC stop by ESSENCE to talk about their new book Manology: Secrets of Your Man's Mind Revealed.

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Keke Palmer stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new movie, Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story.

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British sensation Labrinth stops by ESSENCE to give us a taste of his music.

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Jay Ellis, the newest cast member of BET's The Game stop by ESSENCE to give us the scoop.

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Lauren London, the newest cast member of BET's The Game stop by ESSENCE to give us the scoop.

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Phaedra Parks stops by ESSENCE to talk about The Real Housewives of Atlanta, baby, and more.

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Devyn Abdullah, winner of Naomi Campbell's modeling reality show The Face, stops by ESSENCE for a visit.

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Nelson Mandela's granddaughters Swati Dlamini and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway stop by ESSENCE to promote their new reality show Being Mandela, premiering on Cozi TV.

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Kandi Burruss stops by ESSENCE to talk about season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Antonique Smith stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new music, she just released her new single "Hold Up."

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Big Daddy Kane and Las Supper stop by ESSENCE to talk about their performance at ESSENCE Festival 2013.

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Terrence Jenkins visits ESSENCE to talk about the release of his new book, The Wealth of My Mother's Wisdom: The Lessons That Made My Life Rich.

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Dayo Okeniyi from The Hunger Games stops by ESSENCE to talk about his new movie, Runner Runner.

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Bishop TD Jakes stops by ESSENCE to talk about MegaFest 2013.

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Goapele stops by ESSENCE for a special visit and to show off her new 'do.

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Kenya Moore stops by ESSENCE to talk about season 6 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Claudette Ortiz stops by the ESSENCE office to talk about her role on R&B Divas LA.

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell of Tyler Perry's Temptation and husband Josiah Bell stop by ESSENCE for a visit.

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Rosario Dawson stops by ESSENCE to talk about the Purple Purse campaign, which urges men and women to openly talk about domestic violence.

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Terry McMillian stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new book, "Who Asked You?".

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British sensation Daley stops by ESSENCE to talk about his upcoming album and more.

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Phaedra Parks stops by ESSENCE to dish the dirt on season six of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and her husband NY Giants' Aaron Ross stops by ESSENCE to talk love, marriage and her new reality show, Sanya's Glam & Gold.

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Glenn Lewis stops by ESSENCE to give us a taste of his new music.

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Marsha Ambrosius stops by ESSENCE to talk about her upcoming performance at this year's ESSENCE Festival.

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Tamar Braxton

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Laura Mvula stops by ESSENCE to promote the U.S. debut of her album, Sing To The Moon.

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Marcus Canty stops by ESSENCE to give us a taste of his new music.

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Zendaya stops by ESSENCE to talk style, beauty and her upcoming projects.

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Melissa De Sousa stops by ESSENCE to talk about her role in the movie, The Best Man Holiday.

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Liv Warfield and the New Power Generation stop by ESSENCE to give us a taste of their upcoming album.

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Taylour Paige stops by ESSENCE to promote her new VH1 show, Hit The Floor.

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PJ Morton visits ESSENCE to talk about his upcoming performance at this years ESSENCE Festival.

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Coco Jones, co-star of Disney's Let It Shine, stops by ESSENCE to promote the release of her new music, including her hit song "Holla at the DJ."

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