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.
Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

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

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress
Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist
Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
19 June 1964, American
Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

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

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs
Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
09 August 1964, Egyptian, American
Journalist, Author, TV Anchor

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer
Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress
Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867, American
American writer

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

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Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 
Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer
Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
10 March 1949, American
Business Women
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-Songwriter, author

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946, American
Actress

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress
Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974, American
Activist, Author

Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger
Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress

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

Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star
Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937, American
Actress

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer

Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer
Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Faye ResnickFaye Resnick
03 July 1957, American
Reality TV Personality
Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943, American
Author

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885, American
Actress

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

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948, American
Author
Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
15 July 1950, American
American-Greek author
Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Actress

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Actress

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
05 June 1951, American
Author, Television Personality, Motivational
Amelia Warren TyagiAmelia Warren Tyagi
02 September 1971, American
Elizabeth Warren's Daughter

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Commentator

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
27 May 1907, American
Marine biologist

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator
Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811, American
American author

Sabrina BryanSabrina Bryan
16 September 1984, American
Singer-songwriter
Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host

Willow BayWillow Bay
28 December 1963, American
Journalist
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet
Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress