Throughout history, there have been many American women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great American female writers such as Portia de Rossi, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Helen Keller, Mary-Kate Olsen.
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author
Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
13 December 1989, American
Daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Author

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress
Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author
Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972, American
Former White House Communications Director

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist
Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress
Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978, American
Chef
Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer

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Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867, American
American writer
Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947, Cuban, American
Murder Convict

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964, Egyptian, American
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974, American
Activist, Author

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
Author
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-Songwriter, author

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress

Donna BrazileDonna Brazile
15 December 1959, American
Political Strategist
Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress
Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
10 March 1949, American
Business Women

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Faye ResnickFaye Resnick
03 July 1957, American
Reality TV Personality
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Commentator

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
13 November 1969, American
Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star
Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor
Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946, American
Actress

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918, American
Former First Lady of the United States

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937, American
Actress
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977, American
Media Personality, Author, Activist
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948, American
Author
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer
Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Actress

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host

Anne RiceAnne Rice
04 October 1941, American
 

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943, American
Author
Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811, American
American author

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970, American
Blogger
Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet
Beth Ostrosky SternBeth Ostrosky Stern
15 July 1972, American
Actress

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer
Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer
Christina TosiChristina Tosi
09 November 1981, American
Chef