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.
Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
(Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper)

11 April 1973

American

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
(Actor, Writer, Model)

31 January 1973

Australian,American

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
(Novelist, Journalist)

07 April 1970

American

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
(Author)

13 December 1989

American

Helen KellerHelen Keller
(Writer, Member of Socialist Party of America, Campaigner of socialism, women’s suffrage and several leftist social causes)

27 June 1880

American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
(Author)

04 April 1928

American

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
(Actress, Author)

22 November 1958

American

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
(Actress, Fashion Designer)

13 June 1986

American

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
(TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author)

18 July 1964

American

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
(Actress)

14 February 1978

American,Zimbabwean

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
(Writer)

09 July 1987

American

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
(Journalist, Author, TV Anchor)

09 August 1964

Egyptian,American

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Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
(Actress)

06 April 1976

American

Ayn RandAyn Rand
(Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a philosophical system named by her as Objectivism)

02 February 1905

American,Russian

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
(Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator)

19 June 1964

American

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

American

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
(Writer, Actress)

24 July 1987

American

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
(Poet, Novelist, and Writer)

27 October 1932

American

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Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
(Actress)

10 November 1959

American

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris

29 March 1961

American

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
(Author)

27 November 1957

American

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
(Poet)

10 December 1830

American

Angela Davis Angela Davis
(Political Activist)

26 January 1944

American

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
(Artist, Actress)

20 February 1924

American

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Sela WardSela Ward
(Actress)

11 July 1956

American

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
(Author, Former Show Host)

14 August 1941

American

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

American

Patti SmithPatti Smith
(Singer)

30 December 1946

American

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
(Television Producer)

13 January 1970

American

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
(Actress)

08 June 1933

American

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Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
(American writer)

07 February 1867

American

Harper LeeHarper Lee
(Novelist)

28 April 1926

American

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
(Blogger)

06 January 1969

American

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
(Daughter of Steve Jobs)

17 May 1978

American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

American

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
(Activist, Author)

04 September 1974

American

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Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
(Professor)

29 August 1947

American

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
(Actress)

29 November 1932

American

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
(Freelance Writer, Blogger)

14 April 1970

American

Alice WalkerAlice Walker
(Author)

09 February 1944

American

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

American

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

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Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

American

Nora EphronNora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)

19 May 1941

American

Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
(Singer-Songwriter, author)

24 May 1955

American

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
(Writer)

12 April 1916

American

Betty AberlinBetty Aberlin
(Actress)

30 December 1942

American

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

American

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Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
(Author)

04 June 1943

American

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
(American author)

14 June 1811

American

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
(Actress)

30 July 1956

American

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
(Actress)

15 June 1959

American

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali
(Writer, Politician, Activist, Feminist)

13 November 1969

American

Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
(Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld)

12 September 1971

Filipino,American

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Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)

09 August 1960

American

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
(Author, Actress)

11 June 1939

American

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

American

Rachel CarsonRachel Carson
(Marine biologist)

27 May 1907

American

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
(Author)

14 December 1916

American

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
(Writer)

29 November 1832

American

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Holly MadisonHolly Madison
(Author, Model, Reality TV Star)

23 December 1979

American

Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
(Actress)

21 June 1940

American

Arianna HuffingtonArianna Huffington
(American-Greek author)

15 July 1950

American

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
(Writer)

12 February 1884

American

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
(Poet)

08 May 1753

American

Yolanda KingYolanda King
(Activist)

17 November 1955

American

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Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
(Writer)

02 August 1942

Chilean,Peruvian,American

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
(Actress)

11 September 1958

American

Anne RiceAnne Rice

04 October 1941

American

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
(Novelist)

14 August 1947

American

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
(Fiction Writer)

12 March 1964

American

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Sabrina BryanSabrina Bryan
(Singer-songwriter)

16 September 1984

American

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
(Television writer)

10 August 1962

American

Andrea Dworkin Andrea Dworkin
(Feminist and Writer)

26 September 1946

American

Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
(Media Personality, Author, Activist)

11 December 1977

American

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
(Author)

14 June 1957

American

Edith WhartonEdith Wharton
(Writer)

24 January 1862

American

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Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
(Writer)

11 July 1967

British,American

Dorothy Bush KochDorothy Bush Koch
(Author)

18 August 1959

American

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers
(Author, Philosopher)

28 September 1950

American

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
(Journalist & Writer)

08 November 1908

American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
(Writer)

16 June 1938

American

Paula PoundstonePaula Poundstone
(Comedian)

29 December 1959

American

Kate ChopinKate Chopin
(Author)

08 February 1850

American

Suze OrmanSuze Orman
(Author, Television Personality, Motivational Speaker)

05 June 1951

American

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

American

Willa CatherWilla Cather
(Author)

07 December 1873

American

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
(Renowned Author & Aviator)

22 June 1906

American

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
(Writer)

20 December 1954

American

Anne SextonAnne Sexton
(Poet)

09 November 1928

American

Attallah ShabazzAttallah Shabazz
(Malcolm X's Daughter)

16 November 1958

American

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
(Actress)

21 May 1992

American

Amy TanAmy Tan
(Writer)

19 February 1952

American

Catherine HicklandCatherine Hickland
(Actress, Businesswoman, Author)

11 February 1956

American

Anna Roosevelt HalstedAnna Roosevelt Halsted
(Writer, Editor)

03 May 1906

American

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
(Actress)

19 May 1939

Hong Konger,American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet)

07 June 1917

American

Barbara EhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreich
(Writer & Activist)

26 August 1941

American