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 http://kerriann.me

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/kerri.branson
  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)". Giantbomb.com. 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". Thebransonproject.com. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Kerri Hoskins". Behind The Voice Actors. 1970-02-20. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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