Kerri Hoskins

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Kerri Hoskins Branson
Born Kerri Ann Hoskins
(1970-02-20) February 20, 1970 (age 47)
Cambridge, Minnesota

Kerri Hoskins Branson (born February 20, 1970 in Cambridge, Minnesota)[1] is a former glamour model and video game actress.


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.[1] 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.[2] Hoskins has also modeled for Playboy magazine.[3]

She trained for two years in Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art;[4] John Tobias noted her to be "actually very good" and "punching like a guy."[3] 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.[5]

In October 2012, Hoskins ran for a seat on the Kane County, Illinois board.[6] She currently works as an artist and photographer.

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) - p. 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) - p. 34.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 36 (March 1994).
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 39 (September 1994) - p. 32–33, 50-51.
  • Playboy's Nudes November 1994.
  • Playboy's Hot Denim Daze (May 1995) - p. 60.
  • Playboy's Book of Lingerie Vol. 75 (September 2000).


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Kerri Hoskins (video game character)". Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  3. ^ a b Video Games The Ultimate Gaming Magazine 75 (April 1995) page 46.
  4. ^ Norman, Bud (1996-02-15). "Mortal kombat goes from videogame to stage symbol". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Fighting for her sons". Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  6. ^ "Kane board candidate embracing past as pinup". 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 
  7. ^ "Kerri Hoskins". Behind The Voice Actors. 1970-02-20. Retrieved 2013-08-11. 

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