Kerri Hoskins

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Kerri Hoskins Branson
Born Kerri Ann Hoskins
(1970-02-20) February 20, 1970 (age 44)
Cambridge, Minnesota

Kerri Hoskins Branson[1] (born February 20, 1970 in Cambridge, Minnesota)[2] is a former glamour model and video game actress. She currently works as an artist and photographer. Her work can be found at


She is best known for portraying Sonya Blade in several incarnations of the game beginning with Mortal Kombat 3 and toured the United States and Europe portraying Sonya Blade in the Mortal Kombat: Live Tour, appearing at venues like Radio City Music Hall.[2] She also appeared in a number of other games produced by Midway Games including Revolution X and NBA Jam, and is a secret character in NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC.[3] Hoskins has also modeled for Playboy magazine.[4]

She trained for two years in Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art;[5] John Tobias noted her to be "actually very good" and "punching like a guy."[4] According to a re-published newspaper article dated 2001, Kerri Hoskins is married and her last name changed to Branson; as of that date, Branson lives in North Aurora, Illinois, where she raises two twin boys who suffer from severe cerebral palsy. She has four children: Leah, Sam, Luke and Zachary.[6]

Video game roles[edit]

Appearances in Playboy Special Editions[edit]

  • Playboy's Nudes December 1992.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 29 January/February 1993 (cover with Jody Hoskins).
  • Playboy's Girls of Summer '93 June 1993 (pages 11, 50, 98).
  • Playboy's Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads August 1993.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 34 November 1993.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 35 January 1994.
  • Playboy's Bathing Beauties March 1994 - page 34.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 36 March 1994.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 39 September 1994 (pages 32–33, 50-51).
  • Playboy's Nudes November 1994.
  • Playboy's Hot Denim Daze May 1995 (page 60).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 75 September 2000.


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  2. ^ a b Covert, Colin (1996-02-09). "She's no mere Mortal; Fridley native Kerri Hoskins puts edge on `Sonya Blade'". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Kerri Hoskins (video game character)". Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  4. ^ a b Video Games The Ultimate Gaming Magazine 75 (April 1995) page 46.
  5. ^ Norman, Bud (1996-02-15). "Mortal kombat goes from videogame to stage symbol". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Fighting for her sons". Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Kerri Hoskins". Behind The Voice Actors. 1970-02-20. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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