Sharon Needles was born as Aaron Coady on November 28, 1981 (his current age is 32 years old) in Newton, Iowa, USA. He was born to parents Liam Coady and Patricia Coady, as their third and youngest child.
He has had a particularly rough childhood and according to him, he was harassed and tortured in school because he was an outsider and considered to be a gay as well.
That made him drop out before completing his school, and he didn’t go to high school either. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2004, and there he found a connection with drag play.
So, he began performing there as a professional drag performer. His performances would mostly be in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Then he got into a drag band named “the Haus of Haunt”.
He describes himself as “stupid genius, reviled sweetheart, and PBR princess” and came onto the main stage actually when he participated in the RuPaul’s Drag Race, a competitive series in 2012. He was very much admired by his viewers and also was entitled the “America’s Next Drag Superstar”.
Sharon is not a very tall person. His height is only about a 168 cm which is 5 feet and 8 inches give or take. He doesn’t have a charming face and is covered mostly in makeups, which might look weird to some on first look.
But it is the main idea of drag, according to him. In an interview, he said “the main idea of drag is to do what you want and how you want. You can’t question another person’s ideas or style. If you don’t like it, don’t follow it.
Better not try to change that”. He likes to get dressed up as a woman and paint black and white all over his face. His long hair is also painted partially black and partially white.
He doesn’t seem to have any tattoos, and there are no any shirtless pictures of him posted on the internet.
Sharon is believed to be sexually gay, as it has been said on many different occasions earlier. This fact has been confirmed as Sharon himself has talked openly about this some times.
There is no chance of him having a girlfriend as that part of the game he doesn’t play. But, Sharon had been dating the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4’s contestant named Alaska Thunderfuck 5000. His real name is Justin Andrew Honard who was in the show the same season that Sharon was.
The two had an affair that continued for four years, and it was in 2013 that they broke off. He hasn’t had any wife nor has been married ever.
During the show RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, there was 60 seconds’ long teaser movie released by Absolute Vodka. The short film might have been a strategic move to favor the contestant, and the performance was given by Sharon Needles and Michele Visage.
Visage who is a radio jockey, as well as a singer, was a part of the show, who played the role of a sleuth, who loses her crown in the teaser.
Towards the end of this show, Sharon was suspected of making racist comments on a girl whom he met on the street one night when he was in the company of his friends.
To know more about him, you can read about his biography on sites like Wikipedia or even follow him on Twitter or Instagram. His net worth is not known to us but is guessed to be somewhere between 2 to 4 million USD.