Olan Prenatt is a 27-year-old American skateboarder, actor, model, and singer, probably best known for skating for the amateur Illegal Civilization team, and appearing in the 2018 movie, “Mid90s” as Fuckshit.
Early life and education
Olan Francis Prenatt was born 18 September 1996, in Los Angeles, California USA. His mother is Tanya Neely, an actress and etiquette consultant, who runs the company with the now-defunct www.eaiatelier.com website, but is active on Instagram on her account, tanya_neely. Olan had two older brothers, Andrew Louis-Mitchell “Andy” Prenatt and Marcus, and a sister. Andrew died on 24 November 2022, aged 27 – he was an artist, dancer, and skateboarder. Olan’s maternal grandfather, Robert Thomas Neely Jr, was born on 2 November 1947 and was in the US Navy during the Vietnam War; he died on 18 January 2019.
Olan grew up in Venice Beach, a Los Angeles neighborhood where he developed his passion for skateboarding. He told Vogue that his skateboard was way taller than him in some early photos. Olan matriculated from Hamilton High School, likely in Castle Heights, Los Angeles.
Olan started his career in late 2015 with a feature in the YouTube video Chestnuts Roasting. The video promoted the 7 December launch of a merchandise line by the Illegal Civilization, a professional and amateur skating team; the team signed Kevin White and Olan to the team’s amateur Skate Program for the occasion. Olan appeared alongside several members, including Caleb Barnett, Neen Williams, Na-Kel Smith, and Berronte Ramirez. Music by rappers Pharell Williams, Vince Staples, Kodak Black, and PONCHO emphasized the skateboarding skills in the video – according to Hypebeast, the video carried a sense of familiarity because the director, editor and producer Mikey Alfred, filmed some tricks during recent tours by rappers A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator, and two shows by Kali Uchis and Vince Staples.
Olan’s prominence in the video led to more contracts with skateboarding teams such as Arbor, Gnarly, and Rogue Status. Moreover, Olan designed some clothing items for Illegal Civilizations, noting that the vibrant colors in his products resulted from his happiness during the creation.
As part of Illegal Civilization, Olan competed and showed off his skills for the next few years. His most notable YouTube videos in that role were TWS Park: Best of 2018 and The Greatest Moments From The Craziest Year: 2020. Olan also attended the MAGIC Trade Shows in Las Vegas, Nevada in August 2019 and February 2020, and the PROJECT Miami fashion event in July 2021, under the sponsorship of The Berrics, a private skate park in Los Angeles.
Moreover, on Christmas Day 2020, while collaborating with The Berrics, Olan donned the Santa Claus costume that well-known skater Tony Hawk had worn the previous year, visited various parks in Santa Monica, California, performed tricks, and gifted skating gear to anyone who took his challenge and failed to complete the assigned tricks, sharing the holiday spirit.
The increased interest, combined with Olan’s mixed ethnicity, made him a desirable photographic subject, and he started a modeling career almost simultaneously with skateboarding. Photogenics Media, with headquarters in Los Angeles, offered him the best terms, and Olan appeared in several promotional campaigns for brands Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Hugo Boss, and Apple. Olan also did hand modeling, a niche within the industry that brings $32 an hour on average in 2023, according to ZipRecruiter. Moreover, Barney’s, Spotify, Gucci, and Converse sponsored him for social media campaigns on his Instagram account, olanprenatt, on which he’s amassed over 335,00 followers.
As his career grew, more well-known local brands agreed to sponsor him or take him on as a model, including Bombora Beach Club, KOTN, Juicy Couture, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Olan’s Models.com profile incorrectly states that he stopped modeling after the Spring/Summer 2018 Sub Versus 2 Campaign for Versace Jeans, but he continued promoting other companies, including Ugg, Sprite, Rag & Bone, and Ksubi. Moreover, he appeared in notable campaigns for Barton Perreira eyewear in 2019, BBC ICE CREAM in February 2021, and Bembury’s Spunge X Vans skater shoes three months later.
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Olan debuted in the R-rated feature film “Mid’90s,” written and directed by Jonah Hill, the directorial debut of the Hollywood actor known for movies such as “21 Jump Street” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Olan played a 13-year-old skateboarder with a vulgar nickname, a sidekick to the group leader, Rey, played by Na-Kel Smith. Olan said that filming and promoting the movie taught him to be more aware of how people judge others. Olan won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the Independent Spirit Awards, and the Hollywood Critics Association gave him its Breakthrough Actor Award for the role.
Following a two-year break, Olan appeared in an unnamed role in the 2020 movie “Godspeed” and after another two years, in 2022 starred as Abel in the “Good Girl Jane” film.
Olan released the music video for his debut song, “Not Right Now,” in October 2022 on his YouTube channel, @olanprenatt637. Olan told Office Magazine that he started making music in high school because it meant something to him. However, he said that the decision to release his first song so late came from the desire to make art that meant something to someone else. He also admitted that he was having fun, so didn’t have plans for a follow-up.
In June 2023, Olan started showing his oil and watercolor paintings on canvas, primarily of inanimate objects, pot plants, flowers in nature, and simplistic renditions of people. He admitted to being unsure about the goal of his art but said that listening to music would help him get there. He concluded that ‘a piece becomes successful when it slowly reveals itself.’ Although Olan previously mentioned painting as a hobby, he took things seriously this time. Shortly afterwards, he began promoting his debut art exhibition, which took place on 23 September at the ArtMart Los Angeles gallery. Although he shared the space with nine other artists, it was still a significant feat.
Olan told Vogue in 2017 that he has enjoyed styling himself since middle school, but noted that most people wouldn’t wear what he does: plenty of leather items and clothing with bright colors. He also admitted that he skates in his Air Jordans, and that his favorite pair is his military blue Jordan 4s. Olan wears Yeezy 950s and Hood By Air double cowboy boots when he isn’t skating.
Despite his love for striking colors, Olan admitted that ‘most of the time, the designers go overboard with their clothes, making them look outrageous.’ However, his favorite brands, Vetements and Mr. Completely, always produced items that look put-together yet crazy design-wise. Consequently, Olan wanted to model for Demna Gvasalia, one of Vetements’ best-known designers and Balenciaga’s creative director, wishing to wear a full-leather outfit in his first modeling campaign. He also admired the style of Braydon Szafranski, a Las Vegas-based skateboarder.
Dating model Brittany Colombo
Olan is in a relationship with Brittany Colombo, an actress and fashion model represented by Minelli Management. She was born on 2 June 1996, and has an Instagram account, colombolov3, on which she’s promoted her work for brands such as Ksubi, Garage, Jagger & Stone, and AKILA Eyewear. Brittany mentioned him in a September 2018 birthday post on her X (formerly Twitter) account, @BrittanyColombo, and noted that she was ‘happy that he stepped into her world,’ which might suggest that they started dating shortly before. She calls him Bam Bam, a reference to skateboarder Brandon “Bam” Margera, while he calls her Pebbles. Brittany appeared in the movie “Good Girl Jane” with him.
Olan has hazel eyes, and long and curly dirty blonde hair. All his modeling profiles, including the outdated one on the job-finding website for actors and models, Backstage.com, refer to his eyes as green, perhaps to make him appear exotic as a model. Olan is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs about 150lbs (68kgs). According to his Photogenics Media profile, Olan’s shoe size is 8.5 US (41.5 EU or 6.5 UK), his waist measurement is 29ins (73.5cm), and his inseam circumference is 30ins (76cm). His most distinctive facial features are a prominent nose and downturned eyes.
Olan has a net worth estimated at over $1 million, from over eight years of work as a model, Illegal Civilization skateboarder, and sponsored posts from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Timberland, and Nautica Boys.