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.
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress
Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

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

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

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

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer
Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author
Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger
13 December 1989, American
Daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Author

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

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

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer

Nicolle WallaceNicolle Wallace
04 February 1972, American
Former White House Communications Director
Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
07 February 1867, American
American writer
Marcela ValladolidMarcela Valladolid
19 July 1978, American
Chef

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress
Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger
Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress

Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer

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Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 

Bebe BuellBebe Buell
14 July 1953, American
Singer

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress
Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Cybill Lynne ShepherdCybill Lynne Shepherd
18 February 1950, American
Actress

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

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress
Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld

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

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet
Margaret HooverMargaret Hoover
11 December 1977, American
Media Personality, Author, Activist

Delta BurkeDelta Burke
30 July 1956, American
Actress
Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947, Cuban, American
Murder Convict

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin
21 October 1929, American
Author
Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

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

Ina GartenIna Garten
02 February 1948, American
Author
Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress

Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946, American
Actress

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937, American
Actress
Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948, American
Author

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress

Holly MadisonHolly Madison
23 December 1979, American
Author, Model, Reality TV Star
Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974, American
Activist, Author

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
24 May 1955, American
Singer-Songwriter, author

Barbara CorcoranBarbara Corcoran
10 March 1949, American
Business Women

Donna BrazileDonna Brazile
15 December 1959, American
Political Strategist
Kennedy MontgomeryKennedy Montgomery
08 September 1972, American
Commentator

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970, American
Blogger
Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Commentator

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer
Dagmara DominczykDagmara Dominczyk
17 July 1976, Polish, American
Actress
Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Actress

Holiday ReinhornHoliday Reinhorn
12 March 1964, American
Fiction Writer

Kristin NelsonKristin Nelson
25 June 1945, American
Painter

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor
Amy Sherman-PalladinoAmy Sherman-Palladino
17 January 1966, American
Director

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

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947, American
TV personality
Ruth WestheimerRuth Westheimer
04 June 1928, German, American
Media Personality

Beth Ostrosky SternBeth Ostrosky Stern
15 July 1972, American
Actress
Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer
Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943, American
Author
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist