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. 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. Hoskins has also modeled for Playboy magazine.
She trained for two years in Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art. 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.
In October 2012, Hoskins ran for a seat on the Kane County, Illinois board. "I don’t regret my past. My past has gotten me where I am today and because of that I think I’m a stronger person and I’m very capable to take this (county) position."
Video game roles
- NBA Jam - cheerleader (1993)
- Revolution X - Head Mistress Helga (1994)
- Mortal Kombat 3 - Sonya Blade (1995)
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 - Sonya Blade (1995)
- Mortal Kombat Trilogy - Sonya Blade (1996)
- War Gods - Valla (1996)
- Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero - Kia (1997)
- Mortal Kombat 4 - Sonya Blade (1997)
- Mortal Kombat Gold - Sonya Blade (including voice) (1999)
- NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC - herself (1999)
- NBA Jam 2004 (2003)
Appearances in Playboy Special Editions
- 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.
- ↑ Facebook account
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Covert, Colin (1996-02-09). "She's no mere Mortal; Fridley native Kerri Hoskins puts edge on `Sonya Blade'". Star Tribune. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-62624596.html. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- ↑ Kerri Hoskins (video game character)
- ↑ Norman, Bud (1996-02-15). "MORTAL KOMBAT GOES FROM VIDEOGAME TO STAGE SYMBOL". Wichita Eagle. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_product=WE&s_site=kansas&p_multi=WE&p_theme=realcities&p_action=search&p_maxdocs=200&p_topdoc=1&p_text_direct-0=0EADB6E4B394143C&p_field_direct-0=document_id&p_perpage=10&p_sort=YMD_date:D&s_trackval=GooglePM. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
- ↑ Fighting for her sons
- ↑ Kane board candidate embracing past as pinup
- ↑ Behind The Voice Actors - Kerri Hoskins
- Trained For Change
- The Branson Project
- Kerri Hoskins at the Internet Movie Database
- 2010 interview with The Gaming Liberty.com
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