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.
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
Vice Preseiden of the United States
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
 

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

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer
Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress
Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
13 December 1989, American
Daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Author

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

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

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author

Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Ivanka TrumpIvanka Trump
30 October 1981, American
Daughter of Donald Trump

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

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 
Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer
Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress
Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer

Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972, American
Former White House Communications Director
Paulina PorizkovaPaulina Porizkova
09 April 1965, Czech, Swedish, American
Model

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Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867, American
American writer

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 
Cybill Lynne ShepherdCybill Lynne Shepherd
18 February 1950, American
Actress
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

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

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

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs
Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953, American
Singer

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science Fiction Writer

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 
Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-Songwriter, author

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
Author

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
10 March 1949, American
Business Women
Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937, American
Actress

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974, American
Activist, Author

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977, American
Media Personality, Author, Activist
Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist
Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress

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

Attallah ShabazzAttallah Shabazz
16 November 1958, American
Malcolm X's Daughter

Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson
25 June 1945, American
Painter
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978, American
Chef
Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Commentator

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Ina GartenIna Garten
02 February 1948, American
Author

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist
Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer

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

Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host

Dagmara DominczykDagmara Dominczyk
17 July 1976, Polish, American
Actress

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Actress
Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author
Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948, American
Author

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 
Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer