Tiera Skovbye was born in Vancouver, Canada. She comes from a Scandinavian background and most of her extended family reside in Sweden and Denmark.
She began her acting career at the age of seven when she was spotted by an agent at the Children's Festival in Vancouver. After several commercial bookings, Tiera eventually landed her first lead role in a series of children's DVDs by Warner Home Entertainment entitled "McKid's Adventures". This gradually led to roles in such hit shows as Supernatural (2005), Kaya (2007), The Troop (2009), Wingin' It (2010), "The Haunting Hour" and Spooksville (2013), Riverdale (2017), Once Upon a Time (2018).
More recently Tiera booked her first lead role in a pilot, playing Sam Turner in the CBC pilot "Wishing Well". This was followed by the lead role of Raven in the Lifetime movieForever 16 (2013), and the role of Mia in the CW pilot "Blink".