Dallas is no stranger to neighbors who have launched careers in the limelight, with North Texas notables securing starring spots in everything from the reality circus to box office blockbusters. Adding to the constellation of local talent is actress Ali Faulkner, set to sparkle with the September 26 debut of her latest big-screen must-see, The Song. body of work which speaks for itself. For her, the meaning is in the message, and she looks straight to the heart of each role to reveal its purpose and the passion behind it. Early on, Faulkner made sound waves in high school musicals, while also performing in singing competitions and Women’s All-State Choir. She recorded her first demo album, Eternity, while studying communications at the University of Texas at Arlington. Soon, she was taking the local musical theater world by storm, working with such groups as Theatre 3. Linda McAlister Talent rounded out the cast, and before long, Faulkner garnered the attention of the agency herself. Parts in independent films and television series followed, including NBC’s Salvation and ABC’s Killer Women. Adding a blockbuster feature film hit to her resume, Faulkner also starred as Bianca in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1. Honest intentionality sets Faulkner’s work apart, making her an inspiring and genuine force in the entertainment industry. This quality resonates fully in The Song, her latest project premiering this Friday. Already drawing praise, the film’s trailer is but a glimpse at the beautiful and talented Faulkner in what she calls her most personally impactful role to date. Inspired by the Song of Solomon, it spiritually charts the fight for godly values in a world that often glorifies the opposite. Bobby Schandra. The Dallas designer’s statement-making clutches and shimmery jewels have accessorized many a Hollywood ensemble. He also happens to be the designer of a very striking ring on Ali Faulkner’s finger - and her fiancé. Ali Faulkner headshot, credit Sergio Garcia. For theaters and showtimes, visit TheSongMovie.com.