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.
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
13 December 1989, American
Author

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

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist
Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Actor, Writer, Model

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America,
Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
19 June 1964, American
Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author
Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs
Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress

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

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867, American
American writer
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer

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Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress
Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964, Egyptian, American
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress
Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

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

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937, American
Actress

Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-Songwriter, author

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974, American
Activist, Author

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Karen KilgariffKaren Kilgariff
11 May 1970, American
Actress
Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943, American
Author

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star
Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress

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

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948, American
Author

Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946, American
Actress

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Actress
Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978, American
Political Analyst

Ann B. DavisAnn B. Davis
03 May 1926, American
Actress

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907, American
Marine biologist

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
15 July 1950, American
American-Greek author
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Mamie Van DorenMamie Van Doren
06 February 1931, American
Actress
Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer

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

Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
02 September 1971, American
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter
Anne RiceAnne Rice
04 October 1941, American
 

Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer
Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
24 January 1862, American
Writer
Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
20 March 1976, American
Author, Activist, Public Speaker
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Commentator

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977, American
Media Personality, Author, Activist
Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885, American
Actress