‘Cobra Kai’: What Else Has Mary Mouser Been In?

Cobra Kai is the hit Netflix series that continues the story started in the classic 1984 movie The Karate Kid. The TV show follows Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), now adults, rekindling their rivalry as Johnny reopens the Cobra Kai karate dojo. The cast includes actors from the film and a host of newcomers, including Mary Mouser, who plays Daniel’s daughter. Though she’s best known for her ‘Cobra Kai’ role, Mouser boasts a lengthy acting resumé.

‘Cobra Kai’ is the TV sequel to ‘The Karate Kid’

The Karate Kid follows the journey of Daniel LaRusso, a teen who wants to learn the art of karate after getting beaten up by his new friend’s ex-boyfriend, the star of the Cobra Kai dojo. The rivalry between Daniel and Johnny continues in Netflix’s Cobra Kai, though in a slightly different way.

In this latest installment of the saga, the tables have turned for Johnny. He is now the one who is down and out while Daniel gets to live the life he’s always dreamed of, with a family and a successful business. When Johnny starts teaching karate to his teenage neighbor, the idea of getting back into martial arts puts him in the position to reopen the dojo.

Things get complicated when Johnny’s estranged son, Robby, befriends Daniel and even starts dating his daughter, Samantha, portrayed by Mary Mouser.

Mary Mouser has played a wide range of roles

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‘Cobra Kai’ actor Mary Mouser | Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic

In Cobra Kai, Mary Mouser plays Samantha LaRusso, the daughter of Daniel. When Robby starts to get close to Daniel, so does Samantha, bringing her into the decades-old rivalry between their fathers. But Cobra Kai might not be the only project viewers recognize Mouser from. She has played many roles since starting her acting career in 2004.

According to IMDb, Mouser has appeared in many movies. She has played Audrey in 2014’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Savannah/Emma in 2012’s Frenemies. Mouser also voiced Alvey Avery in 2005’s Son of the Mask.

However, she has spent most of her career in television. Her recurring and guest-starring roles in popular series include Mia Weller in Life Is Wild, Kelly Gibbs in NCIS, Lacey Fleming in Body of Proof, Sarah Lewis in The Fosters, and Mary Jones in Freakish. She also voiced the title character in Me, Eloise.

‘Cobra Kai’ Season 5 release date and rumors

Fans got a gift in August 2021 when Netflix announced a fifth season of Cobra Kai ahead of the season 4 premiere. That leaves fans wondering, what will happen next? Because the new season has already completed filming, rumors about the new storyline abound.

Most, if not all, of the regular cast will likely return for season 5, according to Esquire. What fans want to know is if any more of the actors from the original film will make appearances. Because Daniel recruited Chozen at the end of season 4, viewers are wondering if Terry could bring back Mike Barnes.

At the end of season 4, the Cobra Kai dojo rocked the All-Valley Tournament when it won the contest. However, it was revealed the referee had been paid off. Cobra Kai’s win was supposed to mark the end of Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang. However, the rivals won’t go down without a fight.

One big clue that fans have as to the direction of season 5 came in Twitter post from showrunner Hayden Schlossberg:

Cobra Kai Season 5 answers the long-asked question — what would have happened had Daniel lost at the end of Karate Kid Part 3? Nerds of the Valley, be afraid.”

Netflix recently announced Cobra Kai Season 5 will come out on September 9, 2022.

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