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.
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976, American
Actress

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
13 December 1989, American
Author

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America,

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

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress
Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-Songwriter, author

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet
Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
19 June 1964, American
Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Author

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a
Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

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

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress
Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

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

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress

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Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

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
Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress
Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 
Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress
Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor
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

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
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947, Cuban, American
Murder Convict
Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star
Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

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

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld
Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress
Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970, American
Blogger

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907, American
Marine biologist

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
Anne RiceAnne Rice
04 October 1941, American
 

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
15 July 1950, American
American-Greek author

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
13 November 1969, American
Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist
Ann B. DavisAnn B. Davis
03 May 1926, American
Actress

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811, American
American author
Andrea TantarosAndrea Tantaros
30 December 1978, American
Political Analyst

Faye ResnickFaye Resnick
03 July 1957, American
Reality TV Personality

Charlayne WoodardCharlayne Woodard
29 December 1953, American
Actress

Mamie Van DorenMamie Van Doren
06 February 1931, American
Actress
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer
Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
02 September 1971, American
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter

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

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist
Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer