Celebrity·Posted on Apr 27, 2021Here Are 16 Fun Facts About Ann Skelly From "The Nevers"Eating veggies and...making memes?by CT SealeBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you've tuned in to HBO's The Nevers, chances are Penance Adair has caught your eye. HBO (You know, The Nevers, aka the steampunk feminist sci-fi show we didn't know we needed.) Penny is a brilliant, golden-hearted inventor played by Ann Skelly, a newcomer to American screens. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com If you want a little lowdown on this bright young talent, read on! 1. She was born in Dublin. Peter Unger / Getty Images And she grew up in County Wexford, to the south. 2. She wasn't a huge fan of school. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Giphy / Via giphy.com Ann said, "I always liked learning on my own. I found school got in the way of your own kind of learning." She actually chose to homeschool herself for a year in high school! She eventually graduated from the Bow Street Academy, an acting school in Dublin. 3. Her favorite movie is La Vie en Rose. Picturehouse / © Picturehouse / Courtesy Everett Collection The film had a major impact on her career aspirations. She shares that it was the "first time that I'd seen an actress get to be the center of such an epic story and get to express all these seismic feelings, and I just really wanted to be a part of that." 4. Her parents are both artists. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Simon Cooper / Via giphy.com Ann reports, "My dad paints and my mam writes, and they are both photographers. They value art and creativity." 5. If she weren't an actor, she would be a painter. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Painting is something she considers "an equivalent feeling to acting; like, it's very absorbing and it's like hyperfocusing — that state of concentration that I just really like, where you forget to eat and the whole kinda world falls away." 6. She likes playing with Photoshop. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Could meme-making be another career option? 7. She's vegetarian. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Dinner Twist / Via giphy.com She reveals, "I never ate meat — I didn’t really like it. My family were never big meat eaters. Now we are all vegetarian." She credits this with keeping healthy! 8. She's a Sagittarius! View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Her birthday is Dec. 6. 9. Her favorite snack is Fruit Winders. Kellogg's / Via kelloggs.co.uk These look to be cousins of Fruit by the Foot here in the US. 10. She's into stars from the '70s. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com When asked whom she'd invite to her dream dinner, Skelly answered, "Al Pacino, George Harrison, Stevie Nicks, Yoko Ono. I only like the '70s stars — I got that from my parents." 11. One of her least favorite traits is "phone face." Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection AKA people staring into their screens when she's talking to them. She says, "I feel like I’m in the series Black Mirror." 12. She was on three seasons of Red Rock, a popular Irish crime drama. Element Pictures / Via vimeo.com From 2015 to 2017, Skelly played Rachel Reid, a murder suspect in the killing of a police officer. It was the first role she ever landed, from her second audition! 13. She de-stresses by jogging. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Un si grand soleil / Via giphy.com "I find the jogging surprisingly relaxing; it takes your mind off things. Or something mundane like washing the dishes." 14. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role by the Irish Film and Television Academy. Venom Films / courtesy Everett Collection This was in 2018, for her performance in a film called Kissing Candice, and she ended up losing to Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird. Stiff competition! 15. Her sexy and dramatic miniseries Death and Nightingales is airing in the US in May. BBC Two / Via youtube.com She starred in the period drama alongside megastars Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys. Described as "a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge," it originally aired in 2018 and is coming to Starz on May 16. 16. Her favorite smell is caramel. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF S4C / Via giphy.com And also the sea. Salted caramel, anyone? She must taste like caramel too. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com I'm sure we'll be seeing more and more of this lovely performer in the years to come. If you're crushing on Ann and The Nevers yourself, let us know in the comments!