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

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

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

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

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model
Mara WilsonMara Wilson
24 July 1987, American
Writer, Actress

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress
Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947, Cuban, American
Murder Convict
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist
Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld

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

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

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress
Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

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

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer
Ann CoulterAnn Coulter
08 December 1961, American
 

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Louisa May AlcottLouisa May Alcott
29 November 1832, American
Writer
Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Faye ResnickFaye Resnick
03 July 1957, American
Reality TV Personality

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Poet

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer
Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox
09 July 1987, American
Writer
Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira
14 February 1978, American, Zimbabwean
Actress

Jill St. JohnJill St. John
19 August 1940, American
Actress
Alice WalkerAlice Walker
09 February 1944, American
Author

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

Jill IrelandJill Ireland
24 April 1936, British, American
Actress

Taya KyleTaya Kyle
04 September 1974, American
Activist, Author

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

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Yolanda KingYolanda King
17 November 1955, American
Activist

Doris RobertsDoris Roberts
04 November 1925, American
Actress

Sela WardSela Ward
11 July 1956, American
Actress
Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Valerie HarperValerie Harper
22 August 1939, American
Actress

Ree DrummondRee Drummond
06 January 1969, American
Blogger

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

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

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932, American
Actress
Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American
Poet

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964, American
Actress

Christina CrawfordChristina Crawford
11 June 1939, American
Author, Actress

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

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins
10 August 1962, American
Television writer

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Lana WoodLana Wood
01 March 1946, American
Actress
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe
14 June 1811, American
American author

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer
Mariette HartleyMariette Hartley
21 June 1940, American
Actress

Tammy BruceTammy Bruce
20 August 1962, American
Radio Host
Attallah ShabazzAttallah Shabazz
16 November 1958, American
Malcolm X's Daughter

Samantha PowerSamantha Power
21 September 1970, American
Writer

Alice Roosevelt LongworthAlice Roosevelt Longworth
12 February 1884, American
Writer

Loretta SwitLoretta Swit
04 November 1937, American
Actress
Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist
Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin
20 October 1970, American
Blogger

Leigh Anne TuohyLeigh Anne Tuohy
09 August 1960, American
Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer

Hedda HopperHedda Hopper
02 May 1885, American
Actress

Joyce MeyerJoyce Meyer
04 June 1943, American
Author
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American
Professor

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

Julie Nixon EisenhowerJulie Nixon Eisenhower
05 July 1948, American
Author

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918, American
Former First Lady of the United States
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Katie PavlichKatie Pavlich
10 July 1988, American
Commentator
Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney
14 August 1941, American
Author, Former Show Host
Anne RiceAnne Rice
04 October 1941, American
 
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer